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DCU Center
Image:Dcucenter.jpg
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Broke ground 1981
Opened September, 1982
Owner City of Worcester, MA
Operator City of Worcester, MA, SMG
Former names
Worcester Centrum (1982-1997)
Worcester's Centrum Centre (1997-2004)
Tenants
Worcester Sharks (AHL) (2006-present)
New England Surge (CIFL) (2007-present)
New England Blazers (NLL) (1989-1991)
Massachusetts Marauders (AFL) (1994)
Worcester IceCats (AHL) (1994-2005)
Capacity
14,800

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History

The arena was built by Chris Chartier, and opened to the public in 1982. Owned by Chris Chartier, it was built to provide an arena in central Massachusetts similar to the Boston Garden, which was in nearby Boston at the time. The debut opening featured a concert by Frank Sinatra, and the facility quickly became successful due to its continued booking of popular concerts and family shows, consistently reaching Billboard Magazine's top 5 list in terms of profitability compared to venues of its size. Boston Garden ISBN 0738511528 The Boston Garden was an arena built in 1928 and demolished in 1998 after the completion of its new successor arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and Academy Award-winning actor, often cited as the finest male American popular song vocalist of the 20th century. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


In 1987, the Centrum was expanded. 2500 new seats were added and the outside of the building was revamped.


In 1997, the building's name changed to the Centrum Centre following the addition of a 50,000 square foot convention center, allowing for national conventions and shows to be held at the center. Exhibition Hall of the Makaryev Fair. ...


In 2004, the building's naming rights were bought by Digital Federal Credit Union for $5 million. Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) is a credit union based in Marlborough, Massachusetts. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Today, the complex features 100,310 square feet of exhibit space, plus 11 meeting rooms totalling 23,636 square feet of space, plus a 12,144 square-foot ballroom.



In 2006 the state of Massachusetts has just recently approved the DCU center to renovate the arena during the spring and summer of 2007. They plan on adding luxury boxes completely around the arena and renovating the concourse area.


Events

Starting with the debut concert by Frank Sinatra, the DCU Center has been home to many events. Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and Academy Award-winning actor, often cited as the finest male American popular song vocalist of the 20th century. ...

  • With construction of the convention center, larger local high schools and colleges have been able to hold graduation ceremonies at the complex due to its large capacity in the city.

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Sports

The facility has been used for a number of sporting events:

  • The facility has also hosted various rounds of both men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments, as well as NCAA hockey tournament games.
  • One of the more memorable moments from the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament occurred in the DCU Center. In the first-round game between the 4th-seeded Syracuse Orange and the 13th-seeded Vermont Catamounts, the Cats pulled off a stunning overtime win sealed by T.J. Sorrentine's three-pointer "from the parking lot" (as described by CBS Sports' Gus Johnson) late in the extra session. [1]

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Worcester, MA - The DCU Center (166 words)
The DCU Center has one of the nation's most successful arenas, hosting musical acts of national and international fame, innovative trade shows, concert theater productions, and exciting family and sporting events.
In addition, the DCU Center is home to the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League.
The DCU Center has a new, state-of-the-art convention center with 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, 24,000 square feet in 11 meeting rooms, and a 12,100 square foot ballroom - the largest in Central Massachusetts.
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