UNF Arena

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UNF Arena
UNF Arena 2.JPG
Location 11852 University of North Florida Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Owner UNF
Operator UNF
Capacity 6,300 (Graduation/Concerts)
5,800 (Basketball)[1]
Record attendance 6,155
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Opened January 1993
Construction cost $9.2 million [1]
($15 million in 2015 dollars[2])
Tenants
North Florida Ospreys: Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball

UNF Arena is a multi-purpose arena located on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. It is home to the North Florida Ospreys men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams. It is also used for other events, such as concerts and graduation ceremonies, and has served as the site of the Orlando Magic franchise's training camp. It opened in 1993 and has a capacity of up to 6,300.

In 2004 the Arena was used by the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams.[3] On September 2, 2008, the University announced plans for UNF Varsity Village.[4] Upgrades will be on the existing locker rooms, athletics offices, scoreboard, and seating. Planned additions will include a video room, academic support area, and a hall of fame/recruiting lounge.

On March 8, 2015, the UNF Arena attendance record was set as 6,155 fans watched North Florida defeat USC Upstate in the 2015 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament championship game.[5] The previous record was set earlier that year as 5,102 fans watched the Ospreys defeat crosstown rival Jacksonville, 77–50 on February 6, 2015.

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Coordinates: 30°16′24″N 81°30′28″W / 30.2734°N 81.5079°W / 30.2734; -81.5079