Maples Pavilion

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Maples Pavilion
A game between the Stanford Cardinal and USF Dons in November 2005 at Maples Pavilion
Full name Roscoe Maples Pavilion
Location 655 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA
Coordinates 37°25′47″N 122°09′38″W / 37.429646°N 122.160528°W / 37.429646; -122.160528
Owner Stanford University
Operator Stanford University
Capacity Basketball: 7,233
Broke ground 1967
Opened January 3, 1969
Renovated March 2004
Construction cost $3.24 Million
($20.8 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Architect John C. Warnecke
Stanford Cardinal (1968–present)

Maples Pavilion is a 7,392-seat multi-purpose arena in Stanford, California built in 1969. Maples underwent a $30 million renovation in March 2004, which wrapped up in time for conference play in December of that year. It was named after its principal donor, Roscoe Maples, a member of the 1904 Stanford class.

It is home to multiple Stanford Cardinal athletics teams, including men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. Prior to this, Stanford played at Old Pavilion.

The raucous student section that roots for the men's basketball team is called the "6th Man" and it is located in several rows along courtside.

Prior to the renovation, the floor at Maples had a very springy feel to it. Built to minimize injuries to players, it was removed due to the "Missed Stair Effect", a phenomenon that occurs when the body senses where the floor should be upon landing after a jump. With the springy feeling of the floor, often the level would be different from when the player jumped, causing a strange sensation throughout the body.

On October 14, 2010, the Dalai Lama advocated a secular approach to compassion to a standing room only crowd.


  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.

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