Reilly Center

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Reilly Center
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Former namesUniversity Center (1966-1974)
LocationSt. Bonaventure, New York
Coordinates42°04′46″N 78°29′06″W / 42.079428°N 78.484998°W / 42.079428; -78.484998Coordinates: 42°04′46″N 78°29′06″W / 42.079428°N 78.484998°W / 42.079428; -78.484998
OwnerSt. Bonaventure University
OperatorSt. Bonaventure University
Capacity5,480
SurfaceHardwood
Opened1966
Tenants
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (NCAA Sports)

Reilly Center, previously known as University Center, is a 5,480-seat multi-purpose arena, in St. Bonaventure, New York, United States. It is home to the St. Bonaventure University Bonnies men's and women's basketball teams.[1] The arena opened in 1966 and is named for Carroll "Mike" Reilly, who coached both varsity football and basketball at the university.[2]

In 2007, the playing surface was named "Bob Lanier Court" in honor of former Bonnies and NBA great Bob Lanier, who led the Bonnies to the Final Four in 1970.[3]

It is the third-largest basketball arena in Western New York (behind the over 18,000 seats in KeyBank Center and the 6,100 seats in Alumni Arena at the University at Buffalo North Campus) and has the highest seating capacity of any sports venue in Cattaraugus County and the western Southern Tier.

In 2001, the facility was named one of the five toughest places to play in college basketball by ESPN's Jay Bilas.

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  1. ^ Northrop, Milton (November 30, 2020). "Bonaventure and WNY great George Carter, who was drafted in three sports, dies at 76". The Buffalo News. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Melaro, Jim (May 9, 2017). "Melaro: LoVuolo reflects on Bona playing career, coach Devore". Olean Times Herald. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Butler, J. P. (September 4, 2016). "A new look for Bob Lanier Court". Olean Times Herald. Retrieved December 4, 2020.

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