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Encyclopedia > Barnhill Arena
John Barnhill Arena
Location 285 N Stadium Dr
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Broke ground 1953
Opened 1954
Owner Univ. of Arkansas
Operator Univ. of Arkansas
Former names
Arkansas Fieldhouse
Tenants
Arkansas Razorbacks
(Volleyball)
Seats
10,000

Barnhill Arena is a 10,000-seat multipurpose arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, now used primarily for volleyball. The arena opened in 1954 and was home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks (men's) and Ladybacks (women's) basketball teams before they moved to Bud Walton Arena in 1993. After the opening of the new arena, the university converted Barnhill Arena into a volleyball and gymnastics-specific facility, and the Ladybacks' volleyball and gymnastics teams have played there ever since. The arena is also occasionally used for special events, such as concerts, graduations, and speakers. ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... For the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area see Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area Fayetteville is a city located in Washington County, Arkansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,047. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Arkansas, known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... The Razorbacks are the mascot for the University of Arkansas The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... (The) Ladybacks refers to any of the womens sports teams that competes officially for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Inside of Bud Walton Arena during a game. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ...


It was renamed in the 1970s in honor of John Barnhill, the school's former athletic director.


 
 

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