• 3719 Terrace St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  • Phone: 412-648-3054
  • Fax: 412-648-3285
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Petersen Events Center is a 12,508sqft multipurpose arena which serves as the home for the Pitt men's and women's basketball programs, as well as numerous campus events, graduation ceremonies, concerts and modern recreational and fitness facilities. The center features the main court with 12,508 seats, 2,000 club seats, 106 court side seats, 4 court-side suites, a special event court-side suite, 12 club suites and a club lounge. The center also features the Baierl Student Recreation Center with 40,000 square feet of recreation space including 4 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts and the Lignelli Family Practice Gym is a full size auxiliary practice gymnasium.

Petersen Events Center has previously hosted:

  • Senior Olympics (headquarters, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, table tennis)
  • NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship - 1st and 2nd Rounds
  • National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games (closing ceremonies)

Sports Accommodated: Archery | Basketball | Boxing | Cheerleading | Fencing | Futsal | Gymnastics | Karate | Martial Arts | Volleyball | Weightlifting | Wrestling

  • Ball Courts

    Pittsburgh's newest and most prestigious arena and conference center, accommodating five to 15,000 for meetings and events. Home of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.

    Facility Details
    Air Conditioning Yes
    Basketball Yes
    Concessions Yes
    Electronic Scoring Yes
    Indoor Facility Yes
    Lights Yes
    PA System yes
    Restrooms Yes
    Area of Playing Surface 17,000 sq ft
    Number of Basketball Courts 3
    Court Surface(s) spring loaded permanent hardwood
    Dimensions of Playing Surface 170' x 116'
    Elevated Seating Yes
    Locker Rooms Yes
    Number of Spectator Seats 12,508
    Player Seating Yes
    Volleyball Yes