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|Location||1800 Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
|Opened||December 2, 1969|
(Recreation & offices)
McGonigle Hall is an athletic facility on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Opened on December 2, 1969 with an upset win over St. John's. The venue served as the home of basketball and other sports events until replaced in 1997 by The Apollo of Temple, a larger facility now known as the Liacouras Center.
Due to McGonigle's small size, Temple played the majority of its games at the Palestra through 1984, when the school decided to move most of its home games to McGonigle to have a home-court advantage under legendary coach John Chaney. Big Five games were usually played at the Palestra.
After the Liacouras Center opened, the facility was renovated, and is now used as a campus recreation center.
McGonigle Hall was named for Arthur T. McGonigle, a Temple University benefactor, trustee and pretzel magnate from Reading. For basketball events such as selected 1987, 1990, and 1992 Atlantic Ten Conference men's basketball tournament games, its capacity was 3,900.