108 reasons why The University of Georgia needs a new multipurpose gym – build it and they will come



Assembly Hall Indiana University

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Dean E. Smith Center University of North Carolina Dean Dome :

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Jon M. Huntsman Center University of Utah

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Pauley Pavilion UCLA :

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McKale Center University of Arizona

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Thompson-Boling Arena University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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Memorial Gymnasium Vanderbilt University :

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XFINITY Center University of Maryland Terrapins :

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Moody Coliseum Southern Methodist University

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Carver-Hawkeye Arena University of Iowa

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The Pavilion at Ole Miss University of Mississippi

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Reed Arena Texas A&M

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Rupp Arena University of Kentucky :



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Carrier Dome Syracuse University :

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Phog Allen Fieldhouse University of Kansas Jayhawks :

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Bud Walton Arena University of Arkansas :

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University Arena WisePies Arena (aka The Pit) University of New Mexico Lobos :

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Gallagher IBA Arena Oklahoma State University :

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Maples Pavilion  Stanford University :

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Cameron Indoor Stadium Duke University :

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Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Utah State University :

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The Palestra University of Pennsylvania Quakers :

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Hinkle Fieldhouse Butler University :


FedEx Forum University of Memphis Tigers

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CenturyLink Center Creighton University Bluejays :


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Crisler Center University of Michigan :

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Frank Erwin Special Events Center University of Texas :

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Marriott Center Brigham Young University :

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KFC Yum! Center University of Louisville Cardinals

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And, we have the puny old antiquated small out-of-date crummy Stegesaurus :

Stegeman Coliseum

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Last hosted NCAA Men’s tournament 1971 built 1964 fifty-two 52 years old 46 years’ ago last hosted NCAA Men’s Tournament here.


46 years’ ago last NCAA Men’s Tournament held at Stegesaurus !


(1) Improve student life

(2) Enhance image of The University of Georgia

(3) Keep the top recruits of this great state in-state here for a change

(4) Make us more competitive in men’s and women’s basketball who contribute much to UGA

(5) Studies prove the student-athletes benefit and are excited to be a part of a new gym

(6) Without a doubt the entire University find those who go to the gym to work-out get better grades

(7) Supports health and wellness of everyone in Athens

(8) Is used by all 18 sports we sponsor at UGA

(9) Is a great investment which has a fast ROI faster than every other capital improvement other than football

(10) Gymnastics

(11) Bigger Concerts with Bigger names and more Revenue

(12) Graduation Ceremonies

(13) Fund raising Events

(14) Circus

(15) Olympics Venue

(16) NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament Site

(17) Integrate parking decks for all campus wide events put on major thoroughfare

(18) SEC Tournaments

(19) Monster Jams

(20) Christian Group Events

(21) University wide Events

(22) Social enhancement booking 2 and 3 events a day

(23) NCAA Regional Tournaments all sports

(24) Disney on Ice

(25) Nutcracker Suite

(25) Cirque du Soleil

(26) Country Concerts

(27) Rock Concerts

(28) Classical Music Concerts for Orchestras put in Organ with huge pipes

(29) A Center for The University of Georgia’s Center for the Arts

(30) Table Tennis Tournaments

(31) Comedians

(32) Ballets

(33) All Special Award Ceremonies for The University of Georgia and all surrounding hiring it out

(34) Christmas Events

(35) Hockey and Ice Skating Events

(36) Theatre Events

(37) Recitals

(38) Events for kids and Events for Senior Citizens

(39) Compete in some of these other sports besides our 18 now that these other schools compete in which the NCAA does count as National Championships since they do not count our sports of Equestrian and Women’s Gymnastics which the NCAA does NOT count in our National Championships which we have so many of and then add-on these other sports at this new Arena like Hockey, Field Hockey, Water Polo and their other sports they do count while they refuse to count Equestrian and Women’s Gymnastics and it is not just the NCAA who does not consider those sports but these others instead it is the governing bodies of Academia world who have their All-Sports Trophies we do well in but have zeroes in too many sports the others then are higher ranked than us NACDA Directors’ Cup Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup that we do not even discuss any more because of the silly sports they compete in and COUNT that we do not even try to compete in.

(40) A source of Pride for everyone in the state of Georgia and Southeast

(41) Quit allowing all these itty-bitty teenie-weenies puny colleges to one-up us in this most important sport

(42) Give us a chance to win at men’s and women’s basketball for a change

(43) Be 1 of the greatest football and basketball combination schools – the 2 largest revenue college sports

(44) Be talked about for a change and put us on the map finally in all these sports !

(45) Pep Rallies

(46) Make Everyone jealous of us

(47) Play catch-up on our gym

(48) Be an innovator with our gym

(49) Host high school tournaments

(50) Rodeos

(51) Arena Football

(52) Host Corporate Events

(53) We do not have a name for our new gym anyway, so SELL the NAME

(54) Coca-Cola at UGA Center

(55) Post Properties at Georgia Bulldogs Arena

(56) UPS Center at UGA

(57) Georgia-Pacific Arena at UGA

(58) Have place to park $ 150 million dollars annually the student-athletes at UGA bring in with higher ROI

(59) Book the Arena years in advance making great use of SEC Revenue-Sharing monies

(60) Think big by committing to these other sports our men and women compete in

(61) Lectures

(62) Sock-hops

(63) Cheerleading Tournaments

(64) Band competitions

(65) Grits-Eating Contests

(66) Boy Scouts of America Jamborees

(67) Girls Scouts

(68) Cub Scouts

(69) Webelows

(70) Academics

(71) Fitness Seminars

(72) Structured activities for students

(73) Faculty Meetings

(74) Conferences

(75) Gun Shows

(76) Special Olympics

(77) Terry College of Business to schedule filling the gym

(78) 24,500 seats

(79) Medical Seminars

(80) Real Estate Seminars

(81) Tell those at early events stay free for game afterwards

(82) Concessions and parking to UGA

(83) Movies

(84) Plays

(85) Creative Marketing

(86) Alumni Meetings

(87) Planetarium on Celing

(88) Firework Shows

(89) Big groups to buy tickets in blocks

(90) Make student activity fee zero by extra revenue huge gym from $ 78 now to nothing from $ 78

(91) Races

(92) Hot Dog Eating Contests

(93) Put it on College Station Road where Intramurals are incorporate into student life

(94) Dog Shows

(95) Weight Lifting Events

(96) Boxing Events

(97) Wrestling Events

(98) Outlet for each Major at UGA

(99) Music Majors

(100) Use it for Training and Testing Sessions & to sign-up for Classes & for Orientation

(101) Car Auctions

(102) Economic Seminars

(103) TV Shows

(104) Wheel of Fortune

(105) Casino

(106) Cooking Shows

(107) Impact Economy of Athens with multipurpose facility

(108) Employment arena staff




Keep Stegeman Coliseum for other smaller events and practice facility and expand its use for the students.