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Thompson Arena

Rupert C. Thompson Arena
Exterior of Thompson Arena
Location Hanover, NH
Owner Dartmouth College
Operator Dartmouth College
Capacity 3,500 (hockey) (4,500 with standing room only)
Surface 200x90 ft (hockey)
Construction
Broke ground 1973
Opened November, 1975
Construction cost $4.4 million
Architect Pier Luigi Nervi
Tenants
Dartmouth Big Green
(men's and women's ice hockey)

Rupert C. Thompson Arena is a 3,500-seat hockey arena in Hanover, New Hampshire. It is home to the Dartmouth College Big Green men's and women's ice hockey teams. The barrel-vaulted, reinforced concrete arena was designed by renowned architect Pier Luigi Nervi. It was named for Rupert C. Thompson '28, the major benefactor of the project, and replaced Davis Rink, the original "indoor" home of Dartmouth hockey from 1929 to 1975. (Davis Rink, which was located next to old Alumni Gym, was demolished in 1985 to make way for the Berry Sports Center.)

Thompson Arena

External links

  • Thompson Arena at the Dartmouth athletic website
  • Dartmouth Hockey celebrates 100th year


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