Wellness and Events Center

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Wellness and Events Center
LocationNewark, New Jersey
Coordinates40°44′43″N 74°10′59″W / 40.7453°N 74.1830°W / 40.7453; -74.1830Coordinates: 40°44′43″N 74°10′59″W / 40.7453°N 74.1830°W / 40.7453; -74.1830
OperatorNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Capacity3,500
Field size200,000 sqft[1]
Construction
Broke groundNovember 12, 2015[2]
Construction costUS$110 million[3]
Tenants
NJIT Highlanders

The Wellness and Events Center (WEC) is a 3,500 seat basketball arena in Newark, New Jersey. It was built at a cost of $102 million by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.[3][4] The Wellness and Events Center is the home court of the NJIT Highlanders, which as of the 2015–16 season became members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. It replaced the former arena of the Highlanders, the Fleisher Center. The new arena broke ground on November 12, 2015 and opened in time for the 2017–18 basketball season.[2][5]

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  1. ^ "NJIT plans $100M events center, may help NCAA Conference discussion". nj.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "NJIT breaks ground on $100M Wellness and Events Center". app.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TR USTEES OF NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, 2015 SERIES A" (PDF). NJIT.edu. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  4. ^ "NJIT Breaks Grounds On a Major New Building: The Wellness and Events Center". NJIT.edu. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  5. ^ "'We don't have anything like this.' NJIT unveils $110M athletic center". NJ.com. November 11, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.