Venues

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The Dunkin' Donuts Center

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The Dunkin' Donuts Center

The Dunkin’ Donuts Center, more commonly known as”The Dunk,” is the home of the Friars.  The Dunk, just minutes from the PC campus, is in downtown Providence.  Built in 1972 and formally known as the Providence Civic Center, the Dunk has been a big part of Friars and Big East history.  The arena recently went through a $25 million renovation turning into one of the top facilities in the Big East.  It seats 12,500 fans, and with two large student sections behind each basket, it offers a clear home court advantage for Providence.  Over the years Providence has taken down a number of ranked teams including #1 Pittsburgh in the 2008-2009 season.  In 2010 the Dunkin’ Donuts Center will be a host to the first rounds of the NCAA tournamnet.

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Alumni Hall

Joe Mullaney Gym at Alumni Hall

Alumni Hall is Providence’s on-campus home.  Built in 1955, it was the Friars home for 17 years until games were moved to the then named Providence Civic Center. The last men’s game to be played there was 1972 as the Friars beat St. John’s finishing with an all time record of 179-27 (.869).  In the 2009-2010 season Alumni Hall will once again be home to the Friars, for a night, as they host an on-campus exhibition game.  The venue holds over 2,620 fans, with the bottom level serving as the student section.

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