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The Beeghly Physical Education Center, or simply,Beeghly Center, is a 6,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Youngstown, Ohio. The arena, built at a cost of $5.5 million and named for local businessman Leon A. Beeghly, opened on December 2, 1972. It is home to the Youngstown State University Penguins basketball and volleyball teams. The first event at the arena was a basketball game against the Ohio University Bobcats, which ended in a 68-59 Youngstown State victory. An arena is a circular or oval shaped (or sometimes rectangular) public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... Youngstown is a city located in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, on the Mahoning River, 67 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Tuesday. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Volleyball is one of the most popular sports to play in the world. ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... Ohio University is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ...

The arena, which originally seated 6,000, has undergone many changes since its opened. The Youngstown State women's basketball team moved into the arena in the mid-1970s. In 1983, permanent seats at both ends of the court and 1,260 chairback seats at mid-court were added. On September 15, 1996, YSU dedicated Veterans' Plaza directly in front of Beeghly Center. This $500,000 community project was funded in-part through private donations to honor all United States Veterans. In 2000, the court was repainted, two additional scoreboards were added and expanded press-row seating was created. In May 2002, the facility underwent more than $2.5 million in additional renovations, including a new front and rear lobby, new hallways and locker rooms and a new $150,000 sound system. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Look up May in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...

The multipurpose facility includes an Olympic-sized swimming and diving facility, racquetball and squash courts, classrooms, and administrative offices. Beeghly is also home to the men's and women's basketball offices as well as the Olympic sports offices.

In addition to YSU intercollegiate basketball and volleyball contests, as well as university events, Beeghly Center has served as the site for high school competitions, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) matches, concerts, tradeshows, and numerous other functions that dot the busy facility schedule throughout the year. Beeghly Center, which seats up to 7,500 for concerts, was the only major arena in Youngstown until the Chevrolet Centre was completed in 2005 World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Chevrolet Centre entrance The Chevrolet Centre is a 5,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Youngstown, Ohio. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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