Gym dandies: Southern

Gym dandies: Southern

Southern
School    Arena    Capacity    Opened    Did you know?
1. College of Charleston    TD Arena    5,100    2008    Playing surface called John Kresse Court to honor Cougars coaching legend
2. Davidson    Belk Arena    5.223    1989    Eleven NCAA tournament banners hang in the home of the Wildcats
3. UNC Greensboro    Greensboro Coliseum    7,617    2009    Historic arena has hosted 12 NCAA tournaments, including the 1974 Final Four
4. Samford    Pete Hanna Center    5,000    2007    Facility includes office space and meeting rooms for Bulldogs coaches and athletes
5. Appalachian State    Holmes Center    8,325    2000    Mountaineers have won 67 percent of their home games since moving into arena
6. Western Carolina    Ramsey Center    7,826    1986    “The Lair” offers racquetball courts and rollerblading and skateboarding areas for students
7. Chattanooga    The McKenzie Arena    10,928    1982    First year in the place, defending national champion North Carolina visited with Michael Jordan
8. The Citadel    McAlister Field House    6,000    1939    Renovation on 50th birthday added 1,500 seats to the capacity
9. Wofford    Benjamin Johnson Arena    3,500    1981    Building is one of the few in college basketball with a parquet floor, similar to old Boston Garden
10. Georgia Southern    Hanner Fieldhouse    4,378    1969    Home of the Eagles named in honor of Shep Hanner, a coach, professor and athletic official at the school
11. Elon    Alumni Gym    1,585    1949    The oldest and smallest arena in the Southern recently added stadium-style seats
12. Furman    Timmons Arena    5,500    1998    Main entrance for Paladins palace features wings made of brick
 

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