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Encyclopedia > Assembly Hall (Bloomington)
Assembly Hall
Location 1001 E 17th
Bloomington, IN 47405
Broke ground 1970
Opened 1972[1]
Owner Indiana University
Operator Indiana University
Indiana Hoosiers

Assembly Hall is a 17,456-seat arena on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. It is the home of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball teams. It opened in 1972[2], replacing the current Gladstein Fieldhouse. The court is named after Branch McCracken, the men's basketball coach who led the school to its first two NCAA National Championships in 1940 and 1953. Indiana installed a new state-of-the-art playing surface during the summer of 1995. The floor is the latest in court science, which includes added shock absorbers. The new floor also is permanent and covers the entire floor area. New bleacher seats were added, as well, along with a media row and end seating platforms on Lobby Level to give Assembly Hall a "new look". ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... Indiana Universitys athletic teams are called the Hoosiers, and their colors are crimson and cream, though red and white has been used at times in the past. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse is an on-campus indoor track and field complex on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. ... Branch McCracken was a basketball coach for the Indiana University Hoosiers. ... // The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Sportscaster Dick Vitale called for Assembly Hall to be renamed in honor of former coach Bobby Knight in a column for ESPN in 2003.[3] This was unlikely to take place, because the controversial Knight was fired by the university in 2000. Dick Vitale, left, clowning around with Calbert Cheaney Richard Dick Vitale, also known as Dickie V, and Mr. ... Bob Knight Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940 in Massillon, Ohio, USA), known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech University. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

In 2005 the school completed construction of a state-of-the-art, $1.9 million scoreboard-video board. It is expected to pull in yearly advertising revenue without costing the athletics department any out-of-pocket expenses. Some Hoosier purists feared the advertisements, which had never before been in Assembly Hall, would ruin the aura and aesthetics. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Out-of-pocket expenses are direct outlays of cash which are not reimbursed. ...

The building has hosted the NCAA basketball tournament three times, with sub-regional games in 1977 and 1979, and the Midwest regional finals in 1981. The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ...

See also

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Assembly Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
An assembly hall is a building used for the purposes of holding assemblies.
Elders and ministers of Presbyterian churches gather in assembly halls for their general assembly, such as in the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland.
Assembly Hall (Champaign) – Home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign basketball teams, opened in 1963.
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