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Alumni Arena

Alumni Arena is home to UB's Division I athletics program. It's the place for men's and women's Mid-American Conference basketball competition, fitness activities, Distinguished Speakers Series lectures and large-scale events, including general commencement. It features a 6,100-seat basketball court and Olympic-size swimming pool. It's also home to the Department of Theatre and Dance.



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Former UB president Steven Sample wanted Alumni Arena to engender UB spirit within the greater university community. Reflecting this motivation, the arena was dedicated to all of UB's alumni.

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Building Facts

Primary function: Academic

Tenants: Division of Athletics, Department of Theater and Dance

Architect: Robert Trayham Coles

Completion date: 1982, 1985

Gross square feet: 391,865

Construction cost: $26,309,000

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