Mullins Center

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Mullins Center
"The Bill"
William D. Mullins Memorial Center from Kennedy Tower.JPG
Mullins Center is located in Massachusetts
Mullins Center
Mullins Center
Location within Massachusetts
Mullins Center is located in the United States
Mullins Center
Mullins Center
Mullins Center (the United States)
Location200 Commonwealth Avenue
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Coordinates42°23′21.77″N 72°32′0.38″W / 42.3893806°N 72.5334389°W / 42.3893806; -72.5334389Coordinates: 42°23′21.77″N 72°32′0.38″W / 42.3893806°N 72.5334389°W / 42.3893806; -72.5334389
OwnerUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
OperatorGlobal Spectrum
Capacity9,493 (basketball)
8,387(hockey)
Surface200 × 95 ft (hockey)
Construction
Broke groundJanuary 1991
OpenedFebruary 4, 1993
Construction cost$51 million
($88.5 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectCambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
Structural engineerLim Consultants, Inc.[2]
General contractorSuffolk Construction Company
Tenants
UMass Minutemen basketball (men's and women's)
UMass Men's ice hockey

The William D. Mullins Memorial Center, also known as the Mullins Center, is a 9,493-seat multi-purpose arena (10,500 for 360 concerts), located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Mullins Center is the home of UMass Minutemen men's basketball, women's basketball, and men's ice hockey. In addition, the venue hosts numerous concerts, family shows, theater shows, and commencements annually. Located adjacent to the Mullins Center is the Mullins Community Ice Rink, which is open for public skating and racquetball, while also serving as the home rink for the UMass women's ice hockey team.

In 1985, William D. Mullins, a state representative from Ludlow, suggested that the university needed a multipurpose arena and convocation center to help expand the athletic program and assist in the university's growth. He died in 1986, but the state went ahead with the building of the complex, naming it for him. It replaced the Curry Hicks Cage, the 1930s-era basketball gymnasium, as home of the Minutemen basketball teams. In addition, it allowed the hockey team, which had been downgraded to club status since the late 1970s, to be elevated to Division I status.

The Mullins Center is managed by Global Spectrum, which manages over 70 different event arenas throughout the United States.

Concerts and events[edit]

The Mullins Center has hosted many performances over the years, including:

Musical[edit]

Metallica
  • February 15, 1993
Aerosmith
  • September 21, 1993
Elton John
  • October 22, 1993
  • November 5, 1997
  • April 8, 2000
  • April 17, 2004
Phish
  • April 16, 1994
  • November 2, 1994
  • December 4, 1995
  • December 5, 1995
  • October 23, 2010
  • October 24, 2010
Pansy Division
  • November 28, 1994
Green Day
  • November 28, 1994
  • April 30, 2005
Indigo Girls
  • December 9, 1994
K's Choice
  • December 9, 1994
Live
  • March 11, 1995
  • November 13, 1997
Barry Manilow
  • October 21, 1995
Alanis Morissette
  • February 4, 1996
  • February 11, 1999
311
  • September 13, 1996
  • November 24, 1997
  • November 19, 2005
Dave Matthews Band
  • October 6, 1996
  • May 5, 2003
  • April 21, 2007
The Black Crows
  • November 3, 1996
Smashing Pumpkins
  • January 28, 1997
Fountains of Wayne
  • January 28, 1997
Stone Temple Pilots
  • April 26, 1997
Cheap Trick
  • April 26, 1997
Ani DiFranco
  • April 4, 1998
  • April 9, 1999
  • October 28, 2000
  • November 15, 2003
Matchbox 20
  • April 7, 1998
  • September 22, 2000
Korn
  • November 6, 1998
Incubus
  • November 6, 1998
  • May 14, 2002
Tori Amos
  • November 15, 1998
Soul Coughing
  • November 13, 1998
Bob Dylan
  • February 24, 1999
  • November 18, 1999
  • November 20, 2004
  • November 15, 2006
  • November 19, 2010
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • May 8, 1999
The Goo, Goo, Girls
  • October 20, 1999
Luscious Jackson
  • February 28, 2000
Foo Fighters
  • April 2, 2000
Muse
  • April 2, 2000
Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • April 2, 2000
  • September 9, 2003
Creed
  • April 15, 2000
Sevendust
  • April 15, 2000
U.P.O
  • April 15, 2000
The Jayhawks
  • September 22, 2000
Barenaked Ladies
  • February 16, 2001
  • October 24, 2006
String Cheese Incident
  • October 26, 2001
Widespread Panic
  • November 9, 2001
Udo Lindenberg
  • April 26, 2002
Counting Crows
  • October 5, 2002
Tool
  • October 25, 2002
John Mayer
  • November 23, 2002
  • February 26, 2006
  • February 26, 2007
Queens of the Stone Age
  • September 9, 2003
French Toast
  • September 9, 2003
Delirious?
  • September 27, 2003
Good Charlotte
  • October 10, 2003
Blake Shelton
  • February 12, 2004
  • February 11, 2006
Neil Young
  • March 21, 2004
Pixies
  • November 30, 2004
My Chemical Romance
  • April 30, 2005
Dropkick Murphys
  • May 1, 2005
Velvet Revolver
  • May 3, 2005
Alison Krauss
  • May 19, 2005
Tim McGraw
  • September 15, 2005
Kanye West
  • October 31, 2005
Keith Urban
  • November 11, 2005
Nine Inch Nails
  • March 10, 2006
Black Eyed Peas
  • April 25, 2006
The Roots
  • May 7, 2006
The All-American Rejects
  • October 21, 2006
Mike Doughty
  • October 24, 2006
The Raconteurs
  • November 15, 2006
Disturbed
  • November 19, 2006
Flyleaf
  • November 19, 2006
Nonpoint
  • November 19, 2006
Stone Sour
  • November 19, 2006

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Amour for Sleep
  • April 5, 2007
Underoath
  • April 5, 2007
O.A.R
  • April 14, 2007
  • November 18, 2008
Tim Reynolds
  • April 21, 2007
OK Go
  • May 6, 2007
Ben Folds
  • May 6, 2007
The Suburbs
  • May 6, 2007
Gym Class Heroes
  • September 19, 2007
Sick Puppies
  • December 7, 2007
Evanescence
  • December 7, 2007
Julien-K
  • December 7, 2007
Carrie Underwood
  • February 20, 2008
  • March 27, 2010
Casting Crowns
  • February 29, 2008
Jimmy Eat World
  • May 4, 2008
Willie Nelson
  • April 17, 2009
Lupe Fiasco
  • May 3, 2009
N.E.R.D
  • October 25, 2009
J. Cole
  • October 25, 2009
  • April 15, 2012
Jay-Z
  • October 25, 2009
Further
  • February 19, 2010
  • November 6, 2011
Craig Morgan
  • March 27, 2010
New Found Glory
  • April 25, 2010
Ludacris
  • April 25, 2010
LMFAO
  • April 25, 2010
Electrolightz
  • April 25, 2010
Samuel Adams
  • April 30, 2010
Daughtry
  • June 14, 2010
Mike Posner
  • September 25, 2010
Far East Movement
  • September 25, 2010
Stephen Jerzak
  • September 25, 2010
2AM Club
  • September 25, 2010
Bad Rabbits
  • September 25, 2010
XV
  • September 25, 2010
Newsboys
  • October 8, 2010
Jimmy Needham
  • October 9, 2010
Wiz Khalifa
  • November 20, 2010
Big K.R.I.T
  • November 20, 2010
  • April 15, 2012
Donnis
  • November 20, 2010
DJ Khaled
  • January 28, 2011
Escape Reality
  • April 1, 2011
  • April 2, 2011
B.o.B
  • April 17, 2011
3OH!3
  • April 17, 2011
Pretty Lights
  • April 17, 2011
Kids on the Hill
  • April 17, 2011
Jason Aldean
  • April 29, 2011
Eric Church
  • April 29, 2011
The JaneDean Girls
  • April 29, 2011
Tiesto
  • September 19, 2011
Acquire the Fire
  • October 1, 2011
Thousand Foot Krutch
  • October 1, 2011
Deadmau5
  • October 15, 2011
Feed Me
  • October 15, 2011
Tommy Lee
  • October 15, 2011
Afrojack
  • October 25, 2011
Phil Lesh
  • November 6, 2011
Further
  • November 6, 2011
Bob Weir
  • November 6, 2011
3 Doors Down
  • November 10, 2011
Theory of a Deadman
  • November 10, 2011
Pop Evil
  • November 10, 2011
Lady Antebellum
  • December 15, 2011
Josh Kelley
  • December 15, 2011
Edens Edge
  • December 15, 2011
Avicii
  • January 31, 2012
  • April 19, 2012
Rusko
  • February 10, 2012
Miranda Lambert
  • February 16, 2012
Chris Young
  • February 16, 2012
Jerrod Niemann
  • February 16, 2012
Third Blind Eye
  • April 15, 2012
Fantazia
  • April 28, 2012

Family Events[edit]

Care Bears Live
"Caring & Sharing Friends"
  • December 15–18, 2005
Barney the Dinosaur
  • February 16, 2006
Doodlebops
  • October 7, 2006
Walking with Dinosaurs
  • March 27–30, 2008
Cirque du Soleil
Saltimbanco
  • September 3–7, 2008
Playhouse Disney Live!
  • November 1, 2008
Sesame Street Live!
Cirque du Soleil
Alegría
  • September 16–20, 2009
Disney's Phineas and Ferb
  • September 10, 2011
Cirque du Soleil
"Quidam"
  • October 9, 2011
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour By Cirque Du Soleil
  • March 6, 2014

Entertainers, Miscellaneous events[edit]

Jim Breuer
  • October 9, 2004
  • February 1, 2008
David Copperfield
  • February 6, 2006
Stars on Ice
Boston Pops
Bill Cosby
  • October 29, 2004
WWE
Full Throttle Energy Drink's Pro Wrestling Live!
Dayglow
Daniel Tosh
  • October 27, 2010
Lipizzaner Stallions
Russell Brand
  • November 19, 2011

Sports[edit]

Boston Bruins
  • Exhibition Game
USA vs. Russia
NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship
  • 1995
Boston Celtics
  • Exhibition Game

See also[edit]

Mullins Center Interior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Athletic Facilities". Lim Consultants, Inc. Retrieved February 11, 2015.

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