TROY cuts ribbon on new Trojan Arena | News
TROY – Troy University officially opened its newest facility Saturday, Sept. 8, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Trojan Arena, the 140,000-plus square foot sports venue that is the new home to eight NCAA-sanctioned sports.
The $40 million facility is home to men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and track and field programs, and it will be used for the University’s commencement ceremonies and special events. It replaced longtime basketball home Sartain Hall, which opened in 1962.
“This new arena will not only accommodate our needs for additional space but it allows us to showcase our athletics programs. It will serve us well and represents a progressive step into the future both for athletics and for our University as a whole,” said TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
In addition to the main floor, Trojan Arena features two practice courts, weight rooms, locker rooms and offices, and provides about 5,500 high-back seats in a sports venue arrangement, and will accommodate about 6,200 with floor seating.
The facility boasts the largest digital scoreboards in the country to date, also includes 63 televisions and a three-foot ribbon screen that encircles the arena. With interactive displays, Trojan Arena is also home to the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame.
The arena includes upper-level suite seating and an exclusive Stadium Club area for donors, while also adding floor seating for students. The arena is also equipped with two 767-square foot video boards.
Among the other features of the new arena are a three-tiered rotunda at the main entrance, an interior concourse with concession stands and a food court-styled dining center with specialty food items.
Construction management was provided by Whaley Construction, Inc., of Troy, and Hoar Construction, LLC, served as general contractors. Trojan Arena was co-designed by Goodwyn, Mills, Cawood architects and POPULOUS, which has designed such sporting venues as Yankee Stadium in New York, the main 2012 London Olympic Games stadium and Nanjing Sports Park in China.
Information Source: Troy University