Liacouras Center

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The Peter J. Liacouras Center
"The Apollo", "The Pete"
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Former names The Apollo of Temple (1997–2000)
Location 1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Public transit Cecil B. Moore:
Owner Temple University
Operator Global Spectrum
Capacity 10,206
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground January 25, 1996
Opened November 11, 1997
Construction cost $73 million
($107 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Architect Vitetta Group
Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates
General contractor LF Driscoll[2]
Temple Owls Men's Basketball (1997–present)
Temple Owls Women's Basketball (1997-present)
Temple Owls Volleyball (1997–present)
Philadelphia KiXX (MISL) (2009–2010)
Philly Roller Derby (2012)

The Liacouras Center,[3] a 10,200-seat multi-purpose venue, is located on the Temple University campus along North Broad Street in North Philadelphia. The venue is a full entertainment arena featuring concerts, family shows, Temple Men’s and Women’s Basketball games, Philadelphia KiXX games, Philly Roller Derby bouts, and other events. The Liacouras Center is managed by Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor. Formerly known as the Apollo of Temple, the venue was renamed and dedicated to Temple University President Peter J. Liacouras on February 13, 2000. The Liacouras Center is located less than two miles (3 km) north of Philadelphia's City Hall, and is part a four-building, $107 million complex. The Liacouras Center is Philadelphia's largest indoor venue north of City Hall.

Two nationally recognized architectural firms designed the Liacouras Center: Vitetta Group,[4] of Philadelphia, and Thompson Ventulett Stainback & Associates, of Atlanta. The 340,000 sq ft (32,000 m2). building is the home of Temple Men and Women's Basketball teams, a full range of concerts, dramatic presentations, University athletic and convocation events, family shows, sports exhibitions and more. In addition to the large arena configuration, The Esther Boyer Theater at the Liacouras Center is a small theater setup of 1,000 to 5,000 seats for more intimate presentations.

Past events[edit]


Inside Liacouras Center


  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Northstar Fire Protection - Stadiums and Arenas". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Sports and Cultural Events in Downtown Philadelphia". The Liacouras Center. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Architecture Engineering Planning Interior Design". Vitetta. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to!". Retrieved 2014-02-16. 

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Ocean Center
Host of Bound for Glory
Succeeded by
Grand Canyon University Arena
Preceded by
Tsongas Arena
Host of Lockdown
Succeeded by
Family Arena

Coordinates: 39°58′47″N 75°9′31″W / 39.97972°N 75.15861°W / 39.97972; -75.15861