Binghamton University Events Center Facts
The Events Center was designed by Einhorn, Yaffee & Prescott Architects and Engineers, NYC. Welliver McGuire Inc. of Elmira performed as General Contractor. The Events Center encompasses 156,000 square feet of floor space. The building design is contemporary and is constructed of steel, masonry, metal panels and glazing. A bowstring-steel-truss roof allows for an unobstructed view of events.
The Events Center has three levels:
This is the upper level of the building where guests enter. The Box Office, concession stands, public restrooms, facility and athletics administrative offices, corporate suites, and Tau Club Room are located on this level.
The middle level of the building provides space for coaches’ offices.
The lowest level features a six lane 200-meter track and a multi-purpose area that can be used for a number of activities, including pole vault and long jump, tennis and basketball, and practice for many other sports. A curtain system allows areas to be sectioned off for different uses. Also on the event level are team locker rooms, athletic and strength training rooms, team meeting room, media room, a public rest room, equipment storage, a sports medicine room and mechanical rooms.
$33.1 million (includes design, construction and equipment). Funding provided by the State University Construction Fund.
The Events Center is situated just north of parking lot F and adjacent to the West Gym and tennis courts.
The Events Center seating includes bleacher benches and seats with backs. Portable seating can be positioned for different events. For example, nearly 5,500 seats are available for basketball, while Commencement exercises can accommodate 8,000 people.
Over 1,000 parking spaces are in lots near the Events Center, and an additional 3,600 parking spaces lie within a five to 15 minute walk of the facility.
Construction began summer 2000 and completion was April 2004.