Provident Credit Union Event Center
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The entrance to Event Center Arena, October 2010
|Former names||Event Center Arena (1989-2019)|
|Location||290 South 7th Street|
San Jose, California 95192
|Public transit||Paseo de San Antonio|
|Owner||San Jose State University|
|Operator||San Jose State University|
|Capacity||5,000 Sporting Events |
|Construction cost||$26 million|
|San Jose State Spartans (NCAA) (1989–present)|
San Jose Lasers (ABL) (1996–1998)
The Provident Credit Union Event Center, formerly and more commonly known as the Event Center Arena, is a complex consisting of an indoor arena and a fitness club on the main campus of San Jose State University in downtown San Jose, California. The Event Center was built in 1989 for the purpose of supporting and providing entertainment as well as recreational opportunities for the student body and university community. The facility is home to the San Jose State Spartans men's and women's basketball teams, which both compete in the Mountain West Conference.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Event Center at SJSU is the premier mid-sized venue in Northern California. The Event Center was designed to accommodate many different events, including musical concerts, sporting events, conferences and corporate parties. The facility has played host to numerous national entertainment acts such as Eric Clapton, George Lopez, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, Conan O'Brien, Korn, and Pearl Jam. It also hosts the fall and spring convocation ceremonies for both the College of Engineering and the College of Business at San José State University. It also played host to NXT on the Friday before Wrestlemania 31.
Annually, the Event Center hosts the FIRST Robotics Competition Silicon Valley Regional. The San Jose State University Career Center also uses the arena to host its fall and spring career fairs, which generally feature hundreds of potential employers for students of San José State University.
The Event Center also has a fully equipped gym including basketball and racquetball courts and a weight room for students.
In August 2019, the university reached an $8.1 million, 20-year deal with Provident Credit Union to rename the Event Center Arena to Provident Credit Union Event Center.
- Event Center at SJSU on Facebook
- "SJSU and Provident Credit Union Announce Partnership Agreement for Event Center | SJSU Newsroom". blogs.sjsu.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
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