Steinberg Wellness Center

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Steinberg Wellness Center
LIU Athletic Center, Brooklyn, Oct 2016.jpg
Coordinates40°41′26″N 73°58′45″W / 40.69059°N 73.979176°W / 40.69059; -73.979176Coordinates: 40°41′26″N 73°58′45″W / 40.69059°N 73.979176°W / 40.69059; -73.979176
OwnerLong Island University
OperatorLong Island University
Broke groundOctober 2004
OpenedJanuary 26, 2006
Construction cost$45 million
($55.9 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Project managerrcRussell Construction Management Services, LLC.
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

The Steinberg Wellness Center, formally known as the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center (WRAC), is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Brooklyn, New York. It was built in 2006 and is home to the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds men's basketball team, LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds women's basketball team and women's volleyball team.[2] The Blackbirds previously played their home games at the Schwartz Athletic Center. The Steinberg Wellness Center hosted the finals of the 2011 Northeast Conference men's basketball tournament. Following President David Steinberg's retirement in Spring 2013, the WRAC was renamed the Steinberg Wellness Center to honor his 27-year tenure as President.

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  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Kuntzman, Gersh (March 14, 2012). "Barclays Center Deal Puts Blackbirds In A Much-Bigger Nest". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2012. The team, after all, has a 27-game winning street at its current home, the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center on Ashland Place.

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