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Old Dominion University Fieldhouse

Old Dominion University Fieldhouse
Location 4700 Powhatan Ave
Norfolk, VA 23529
Owner Old Dominion University
Operator Old Dominion University
Capacity 5,200
Construction
Built 1970
Opened 1970
Closed 2002
Demolished 2006
Tenants
Old Dominion Monarchs

Old Dominion University Fieldhouse was a 5,200 seat multi-purpose arena in Norfolk, Virginia. It opened in 1970. It was home to the Old Dominion University Monarchs and Lady Monarchs basketball teams until the 2002-03 basketball season, when the Ted Constant Convocation Center opened.[1]

The men's team played the majority of its home games in the arena from 1970 to 1977, before moving full-time to 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.[3][4]

The Fieldhouse, which had a stage in one end zone, also hosted concerts, including Frank Zappa on April 22, 1980. In 2006 Tim Nolan set a world record, juggling 11 balls at the Fieldhouse.[5]

The Fieldhouse was demolished in 2006. The ODU Recreation and Wellness Center now stands on its footprint. The center contains a 15,000 sq. ft. multi-level fitness center, multiple gymnasiums and racquetball courts, an indoor track, pool, indoor climbing wall and facilities for equipment rentals.[6]

References

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=223280295
  2. ^ http://www.remembertheaba.com/Virginia-Squires.html
  3. ^ Varsity Pride: ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
  4. ^ Varsity Pride: 1977 ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
  5. ^  
  6. ^ "Student Recreation Center". Old Dominion University. February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 


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