Walsh Gymnasium

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Walsh Gymnasium
Owner Seton Hall University
Operator Seton Hall University
Capacity 2,600
Opened 1939
Tenants
Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball
Seton Hall Pirates women's basketball
Seton Hall Pirates women's volleyball

Walsh Gymnasium is a multi-purpose arena in South Orange, New Jersey. The arena opened in 1939 and can seat 2,600 people. It was home to the Seton Hall University Pirates men's basketball team before they moved to Continental Airlines Arena and then the Prudential Center. Currently, the arena hosts the women's basketball and volleyball teams, and is part of the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center. The building, like the school's main library, is named for Rev. Thomas J. Walsh, Fifth Bishop of Newark and former President of the Board of Trustees.

In 2007 Seton Hall University announced that selected women's basketball games will be played in Prudential Center in Newark.

Walsh hosted a semifinal game of the ECAC Metro Region Tournament, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college basketball tournament organized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), in 1977; the tournament champion received an automatic bid to the 1977 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[1][2] Both games for the Pirates in the 2012 NIT were played in Walsh, as was the first game of the 2012-2013 men's basketball season.

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Coordinates: 40°44′33″N 74°14′46″W / 40.74261°N 74.24615°W / 40.74261; -74.24615