Pritchard Gymnasium

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Coordinates: 40°55′02″N 73°07′29″W / 40.917238°N 73.124638°W / 40.917238; -73.124638

Pritchard Gymnasium
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Pritchard Gymnasium during the 2018 America East Volleyball Tournament
LocationJohn S. Toll Drive, Stony Brook, New York, 11790
OwnerState University of New York
OperatorStony Brook University
Capacity1,970
Field size20,000 square feet
Construction
Built1969
Opened1969
Renovated2008
Tenants
Stony Brook Seawolves (1969–present)
Website
www.stonybrookathletics.com

Pritchard Gymnasium is a 1,970-seat, 20,000 square-foot multi-purpose gymnasium located within the Stony Brook Sports Complex in Stony Brook, New York. The gym opened in 1969 and is the current home for the Stony Brook Seawolves volleyball team.[1]

History[edit]

The Pritchard Gymnasium served as the original home for Stony Brook men's basketball from 1967 to 1990, until the Stony Brook Arena was opened in 1990.[2] The Gymnasium underwent a $1.2 million renovation in the summer of 2008 and reopened in time for the 2009 Stony Brook women's volleyball season.[2] The Gymnasium has been the home for several concerts, including Phish, The Notorious B.I.G., Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, and U2.[3][4]

Stony Brook men's basketball returned to the Pritchard Gymnasium beginning in 2008 as the Stony Brook Arena underwent renovations. The America East Tournament Finals were held at Pritchard Gym in 2012 and 2014.[5][6] The team moved back into the Stony Brook Arena, which reopened as the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, in the fall of 2014.[7]

The Gymnasium hosted the 2018 America East Tournament in volleyball, where No. 1 seed Stony Brook won the finals on their home court to advance to their second straight NCAA Tournament.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pritchard Gymnasium". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  2. ^ a b "Stony Brook Unveils Plans to Renovate Basketball Arena". americaeast.com. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  3. ^ "Concert History". Undergraduate Student Government. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  4. ^ "Venues - Phish.net". phish.net. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  5. ^ "Fan Information for Saturday's America East Championship title game". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  6. ^ americaeast.com https://americaeast.com/news/2012/3/9/205394527.aspx?print=true. Retrieved 2018-12-16. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Pm, 2014 8:15. "Was that the finale for Pritchard?". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  8. ^ Fermin, Kenneth. "Volleyball defeats Albany 3-2, repeats as America East champion". The Statesman. Retrieved 2018-12-16.

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