UNF Arena

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UNF Arena
UNF Arena 2.JPG
Location 11852 University of North Florida Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Coordinates 30°16′24″N 81°30′28″W / 30.2734°N 81.5079°W / 30.2734; -81.5079Coordinates: 30°16′24″N 81°30′28″W / 30.2734°N 81.5079°W / 30.2734; -81.5079
Owner University of North Florida
Operator University of North Florida
Capacity 6,300 (Graduation/Concerts)
5,800 (Basketball)[1]
Record attendance 6,155
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground September 23, 1991[2]
Opened January 16, 1993
Construction cost $9.2 million [1]
($15.3 million in 2016 dollars[3])
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.[4] On September 2, 2008, the University announced plans for UNF Varsity Village.[5] 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.[6] In the first round of the 2016 National Invitation Tournament, 6,011 fans saw the Ospreys fall to Florida, 97–68.[7]

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  1. ^ a b UNF Arena Brochure
  2. ^ Mendez, Ginger (September 24, 1991). "200 Celebrate Gym Groundbreaking". The Spinnaker. University of North Florida. 
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ University of North Florida Athletics - UNF Arena
  5. ^ UNF announces plans for Varsity Village
  6. ^ "North Florida heads to first NCAA tourney after winning A-Sun title". ESPN.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Box Score". UNFOspreys.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 

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