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Encyclopedia > Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
"The Deaf Dome"
Location Nicholson Dr & N Stadium Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Opened January 3, 1972
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator LSU Athletics Department
Construction cost $11.5 million
Former names LSU Assembly Center (1971-88)
Tenants LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers
(Basketball)
Capacity 13,472

Coordinates: 30°24′51″N 91°11′04″W / 30.4142, -91.1845 Pete Maravich Assembly Center is a 13,472-seat multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The arena opened in 1972. It is home to the Louisiana State University Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball teams. It was originally known as the LSU Assembly Center, but was renamed in memory of Pete Maravich, a Tiger basketball legend, shortly after his death in 1988. Maravich never played in the arena, but it was his exploits which led LSU to build a larger home for the basketball team, which languished for decades in the shadow of the school's football program. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... For other uses, see Arena (disambiguation). ... For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ... For other uses, see Arena (disambiguation). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... This article is about the sport. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Assembly Center also hosted the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament in 1988, two months after Maravich's death at age 40 and four months before Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer signed an act to rename the building in Maravich's honor (under Louisiana law, no LSU building may be named after a living person). The assembly center is known to locals as "The PMAC" or "The House that Pete Built," or by its more nationally-known nickname, "The Deaf Dome," coined by Dick Vitale. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Charles Elson Buddy Roemer, III, was governor of Louisiana from 1988 to 1992 and a Democratic member of the U.S. House from 1981-1988. ... Richard J. Dick Vitale (June 9, 1939, in Passaic, New Jersey) is a basketball broadcaster. ...


The slightly oval building is located directly to the north of Tiger Stadium, and its bright white roof can be seen in many telecasts of that stadium. The concourse includes Pete Maravich Pass, an area dedicated to the life and accomplishments of the famous LSU alumnus, and other memorablilia pertaining to the history of LSU Basketball. Prior to the building of the Assembly Center, LSU played its games at John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum (aka, the "Cow Palace"), located on the southeast corner of the campus. Tiger Stadium is a stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ...


In 1998, the arena played host to the Louisiana Bayou Beast of the Professional Indoor Football League. The Beast played 2 preseason games, 8 regular season games, and the PIFL Championship Game on August 15, 1998 in the PMAC. The building also played host to the NCAA Basketball tournament twice, in 1976 and 1986. In 1976, Indiana defeated Alabama and Marquette in the Mideast Regional en route to an undefeated season and the national championship, and in 1986, LSU defeated Purdue and Memphis to begin an unlikely run to the Final Four as a #11 seed, the lowest seed (through 2007) to reach the national semifinals. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Arena (disambiguation). ... // Team History The Louisiana Bayou Beast was a team in the Professional Indoor Football League in 1998, in the Indoor Professional Football League in 1999, and reincarated in 2001 in the National Indoor Football League. ... The Professional Indoor Football League was the first league to successfully play indoor football as a paid pro-league sport other than the Arena Football League. ...


After the NBA's New Orleans Hornets were displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the arena was under consideration as a possible temporary home for the team. The Hornets played just one of six scheduled home games at the Maravich Center in the 2005-06 season. NBA redirects here. ... Charlotte Hornets redirects here. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


External links

  • Maravich Center from LSUSports.net
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Colonial Center is a multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina, primarily home to the University of South Carolina mens and womens basketball teams. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... Memorial Coliseum is an 8,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Memorial Gymnasium is a multi-purpose facility located in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Vanderbilt redirects here. ... Rupp Arena is an arena located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. It is the centerpiece of Lexington Center, a convention and shopping facility owned by an arm of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Lexingtons consolidated city-county government. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Stageman Coliseum is a 11,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Athens, Georgia. ... The Stephen C. OConnell Center, popularly nicknamed the O-Dome is a 12,000-seat multi-purpose arena at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a flagship public land-grant, sea-grant[3] major research university located on a 2,000 acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. ... Thompson-Boling Arena is a 24,535-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum is a 10,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Auburn, Alabama. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the second largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... Inside of Bud Walton Arena during a game. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Coleman Coliseum is a 15,043-seat multi-purpose arena in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ... Humphrey Coliseum is a 10,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Starksville, Mississippi. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Tad Smith Coliseum is a 8,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Oxford, Mississippi. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ...

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Pete Maravich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (754 words)
Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 - January 5, 1988), known in the basketball world as "Pistol Pete", was a legendary player who starred in college and for three NBA teams.
Born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania and of Serbian descent, Pete had seemed to marvel his family and friends with his basketball ability since he was young.
Maravich was a 24.4 points per game scorer in his NBA career, scoring 15,948 points in 688 games.
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