People's United Center

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People's United Center
People's United Center in February 2007
Former namesTD Banknorth Sports Center (2007-2009), TD Bank Sports Center (2009-2018)
Location305 Sherman Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Coordinates41°24′50″N 72°54′40″W / 41.413833°N 72.911157°W / 41.413833; -72.911157Coordinates: 41°24′50″N 72°54′40″W / 41.413833°N 72.911157°W / 41.413833; -72.911157
OwnerQuinnipiac University
OperatorQuinnipiac University
Capacity3,570 (Basketball)
3,386 (Ice Hockey)
SurfaceMulti-surface (200 x 85 ft for hockey)
Broke groundOctober 7, 2004[1]
OpenedJanuary 27, 2007
Construction cost$52 million
($61.5 million in 2017 dollars[2])
ArchitectCenterbrook Architects and Planners
Structural engineerGilsanz Murray Steficek[3]
Services engineerR.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP[4]
General contractorDimeo Construction
Quinnipiac Bobcats (NCAA) (2007–present)

People's United Center, previously known as TD Bank Sports Center is a multi-purpose arena in Hamden, Connecticut. Its design is unusual in that it consists of two separate playing and seating areas, one intended for basketball and one intended for ice hockey, joined together within a common facility. It seats 3,570 for basketball and 3,386 for hockey. Officially, the hockey side is known as the Frank Perrotti, Jr. Arena at the People's United Center.

Dartmouth vs. Quinnipiac men's action on the hockey side, February 2007. Quinnipiac student section is on right.

The center opened on January 27, 2007, and is home to the Quinnipiac University men's and women's basketball and men's and women's ice hockey teams. It replaced Burt Kahn Court for the basketball team and the Northford Ice Pavilion for ice hockey. It is located on Quinnipiac's York Hill Campus and is part of a large expansion project for that campus.[5]

The center cost $52 million to build.[5] Its creation is part of an ambitious plan by Quinnipiac to improve its drawing power for student athletes.[5]

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  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Quinnipiac University – People's United Center". Gilsanz Murray Steficek. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
  4. ^ "Quinnipiac University, People's United Center". R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP. Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Weinreb, Michael (December 26, 2007). "New Quinnipiac Coach Is Expected to Build a Winner". The New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2009.

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