Lawlor Events Center

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Coordinates: 39°32′42.25″N 119°49′5.77″W / 39.5450694°N 119.8182694°W / 39.5450694; -119.8182694

Lawlor Events Center
Location 1500 North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89557
Owner University of Nevada
Operator University of Nevada
Capacity 11,536
Surface Hardwood
Opened November 4, 1983
Construction cost $26 million
Architect Casazza, Peetz & Associates
Nevada Wolf Pack

Lawlor Events Center is an 11,536-seat multi-purpose arena in Reno, Nevada, located at the intersection of North Virginia Street and 15th Street on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

It was built in 1983 and is home to the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team.

As the largest venue in Northern Nevada, the Lawlor Events Center also hosts concerts, conferences, rodeos, WWE, PBR events, and other entertainment events.

It is also the host for Washoe County School District high school graduations.

Lawlor Events Center was featured in Eddie Money's music video for Take Me Home Tonight in 1986.


Lawlor Events Center hosted the 1986 Big Sky Conference, 1996-2000 Big West Conference, and 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 Western Athletic Conference men's basketball tournaments. On August 1, 2003, Rock band Fleetwood Mac performed at Lawlor, as part of their Say You Will tour.

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