Tiger Arena

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Tiger Arena
Location Savannah State University
Savannah, Georgia
Owner Savannah State University
Operator Savannah State University
Capacity 6,000[1]
Surface Hardwood
Broke ground May 23, 1998
Opened 2000[3]
Construction cost $9.6 million
($13.4 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Savannah State Tigers
(NCAA Sports)
Savannah Steam
(American Indoor Football)

Tiger Arena is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Savannah, Georgia, United States.[1] It is home to the Savannah State University Tigers basketball and volleyball teams. Tiger Arena has previously hosted the Georgia High School Association boys and girls playoffs (first round), the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's North-South All-Star Game (2003-2008), and the Savannah Holiday Classic high school girls basketball tournament.[4] It is also home to the Savannah Steam of American Indoor Football.


The facility was opened in 2000 and cost $9.6 million to build.[3][5] It replaced Wilcox Gymnasium, an athletic complex built in 1936.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Savannah State University 2007-08 Men's Basketball Sports Information Sheet" (PDF). Savannah State University. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Student Handbook & Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Ethics 2007-2008" (pdf). Savannah State University. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Seniors get together for all-star games". Savannah Now. Savannah Morning News. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  5. ^ Glier, Ray (2005-02-04). "Savannah State is in quite a struggle". USATODAY.com. USA Today. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Wilcox Gymnasium". Savannah State University. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 

Coordinates: 32°01′26″N 81°03′57″W / 32.02376°N 81.0658°W / 32.02376; -81.0658