Trojan Arena

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Coordinates: 31°48′8″N 85°57′17″W / 31.80222°N 85.95472°W / 31.80222; -85.95472

Trojan Arena
Location 5000 Veterans Stadium Drive
Troy, Alabama 36082
Owner Troy University, City of Troy
Operator Troy University
Capacity 5,200
Record attendance 5,120 (November 9, 2012 vs. Mississippi State)
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground March 3, 2010[1]
Built 2012
Opened August 10, 2012[3]
Construction cost $40 million
($41.7 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Populous
Goodwyn, Mills, & Cawood
General contractor Whaley Construction Co.
Tenants

Troy Trojans men's & women's basketball

women's volleyball

Trojan Arena is a 5,200 seat arena that is home to the Troy men's and women's basketball, volleyball and track programs. The arena is also used for the University's commencement ceremonies and special events. Trojan Arena replaces the University's longtime basketball and events facility, Sartain Hall, which opened in 1962.

The facility was constructed by Whaley Construction Co. of Troy, with architectural direction by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood and design support by venue specialists Populous, noted for its designs of such sporting venues as Yankee Stadium in New York City, the main stadium for the 2012 London Olympic Games and Nanjing Sports Park in China.

Facilities[edit]

Trojan Arena has been considered to be one of the most modern basketball facilities in the southeastern United States since it was completed in 2012. The total cost to build the arena was $40 million.

Trojan Arena seating features 5,200 chair-back seats, seven upper-level suites and an exclusive Stadium Club area for donors, while also having floor seating for students. The arena features an LED ribbon board that circles around the entire arena, one of only two of its kind in the Sun Belt Conference. Daktronics designed, manufactured, and installed two 767-square-foot LED video/scoring system boards, which are the largest end-wall installations Daktronics has ever produced for an indoor college facility. The court level of the arena features eight sections of Daktronics LED scorer’s tables. They each measure 2 feet high by more than 9 feet wide and can be connected in any configuration to showcase student athletes, display additional statistical information in real time, recognize sponsors and promote upcoming events.[4] The arena was featured in LED Magazine for its use of state-of-the-art technology throughout the arena.

Under the main playing court sits a 10,000 sq ft area of basketball practice courts. These facilities are shared by both the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the indoor women's volley team.

Among the other features of the new arena are a three-tiered rotunda at the main entrance, an interior concourse with concession stands and a food court-styled dining center with specialty food items.[5]

The arena is designed to be used for many other multi-purpose reasons, including concerts, banquets, indoor sports tournaments, and graduation ceremonies. The arena also is home to the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame. A unique design of this Hall of Fame facility was to include Digital displays of its members. The displays are located adjacent to the rotunda. These displays are only one's of their kind in the Sun Belt Conference. The inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, held August 10, 2012, was the first event held in the new facility.[6]

Troy Sports Hall of Fame[edit]

A section of the arena is home to the Troy Sports Hall of Fame, which inducted its inaugural class in 2012. It features a state-of-the-art interactive digital Hall of Fame display for fans.

Hall of Fame Members[edit]

Attendance Records[edit]

Below is a list of Troy's top single-game attendance figures.

Attendance Opponent Year
5,120 Mississippi State 2012
3,278 Ole Miss 2014
3,219 South Alabama 2013
2,774 Georgia State 2014

Troy's largest attendance of 5,120 took place on November 9, 2012 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Troy defeated the Bulldogs 56-53 in a thriller.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Troy University Breaks Ground On New Arena". Troy University Department of Athletics. March 3, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ McCollough, Ryan (August 10, 2012). "Hall of Fame Ceremony Opens New Arena". Troy Messenger. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
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