Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

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Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Location1 Ficklen Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
Coordinates35°35′51″N 77°22′02″W / 35.597391°N 77.367167°W / 35.597391; -77.367167Coordinates: 35°35′51″N 77°22′02″W / 35.597391°N 77.367167°W / 35.597391; -77.367167
OwnerEast Carolina University
OperatorEast Carolina University
Broke ground1966
OpenedJanuary 27, 1968
Construction cost$2,467,671.66
($18.1 million in 2019 dollars[2])
ArchitectF. Carter Williams[3]
Corley Redfoot Architects (renovations 1993 to present)
Structural engineerKahn & Furbush[3]
General contractorDickinson, Inc.[4]
East Carolina University Athletics

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum is a multi-purpose arena in Greenville, North Carolina, US.[5] The arena opened in 1968.[6] It is home to the East Carolina University Pirates men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. The facility underwent a complete renovation prior to the 1994-95 season[5] and currently seats 8,000 people.[1][7] The building was named for the Minges and Williams families in honor of their longstanding support of the University.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum - Facilities - East Carolina University Athletics". East Carolina University. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Minges Construction
  4. ^ http://www.modernsteel.com/archives/PDFs_61-90/1969A9_9-3.pdf
  5. ^ a b Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum at ecuporates.com, URL accessed November 17, 2009. Archived 11/17/09
  6. ^ a b Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum at media.lib.edu.com, URL accessed November 17, 2009. Archived 11/17/09
  7. ^ "Minges Coliseum/Williams Arena". media.lib.ecu.edu. ECU. Retrieved 2019-07-18.