Steinberg Wellness Center

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Steinberg Wellness Center
LIU Athletic Center, Brooklyn, Oct 2016.jpg
Coordinates 40°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
Owner Long Island University
Operator Long Island University
Capacity 2,500
Surface Hardwood
Broke ground October 2004
Opened January 26, 2006
Construction cost $45 million
($54.6 million in 2017 dollars[1])
Architect Arquitectonica
Project manager rcRussell Construction Management Services, LLC.
Structural engineer Thornton 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.[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 Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  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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