• 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

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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 RoundsNational Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games (closing ceremonies)Sports Accommodated: Archery | Basketball | Boxing | Cheerleading | Fencing | Futsal | Gymnastics | Karate | Martial Arts | Volleyball | Weightlifting | Wrestling

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