OceanFirst Bank Center

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OceanFirst Bank Center
Former names Multipurpose Activity Center
Location 400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764
Coordinates 40°16′46.11″N 74°0′27.3″W / 40.2794750°N 74.007583°W / 40.2794750; -74.007583Coordinates: 40°16′46.11″N 74°0′27.3″W / 40.2794750°N 74.007583°W / 40.2794750; -74.007583
Owner Monmouth University
Operator Monmouth University
Capacity 4,100
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground September 8, 2007[1]
Opened August 26, 2009[7]
Construction cost $57 million
($62.9 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect EwingCole[3]
Rosser International[4]
Project manager Sordoni Construction Co.[5]
General contractor Torcon, Inc.[6]
Tenants
Monmouth Hawks Basketball

OceanFirst Bank Center (formerly Multipurpose Activity Center) is a multi-purpose student recreational facility at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. It was opened on August 26, 2009. It currently hosts the Monmouth Hawks basketball teams. It has a seating capacity of 4,100 spectators. It adjoins the William T. Boylan Gymnasium. The venue cost $57 million to construct.[8]

The facility was originally named the Multipurpose Activity Center until June 2016, when the university and OceanFirst Bank reached a $4 million agreement through 2036 that included the naming rights of the facility.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Multi–Purpose Activity Center on September 8" (PDF). Neighbor to Neighbor. Monmouth University. 5 (2). 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Multi-Purpose Activity Center". EwingCole. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Multipurpose Activity Center Monmouth University". Athletic Business. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Monmouth University Multipurpose Activity Center". Sordoni Construction Co. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Monmouth University Multipurpose Activity Center". Torcon, Inc. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ Singelais, Mark (December 15, 2012). "MAAC Adds Two New Members". Times Union. Albany. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ McCullough, Andy (November 14, 2009). "Debut of Monmouth's Multipurpose Activity Center Fulfills Longtime Wish". The Star-Ledger. Newark. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Agreement Announced to Name the University's Multipurpose Activity Center". WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.: Monmouth University. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 

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