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Alumni Gym History-0

Alumni Gym History

Alumni Memorial Gymnasium (Alumni Gym) was dedicated on January 14, 1950. Alumni Gym's current capacity is 1,607. The gymnasium honors Elon alumni who lost their lives in World Wars I and II. Five years after World War II, the Alumni Memorial Gymnasium replaced the Alumni Memorial Building, commonly called the North Dorm. When the new gymnasium was completed in January of 1950, a memorial plaque in the entrance foyer carried the names of four Elon alumni who died in World War I and 33 who gave their lives in World War II.

Alumni Gym recently underwent renovations which included the addition of stadium-style seating in a horseshoe shape around the court. The updates also included new scoreboards and video boards along with new locker rooms and a new entrance at the south end of the facility. In thanks for a generous gift by Jerry and Jeanne Robertson, the playing court was renamed Robertson Court.

Alumni Gym has played host to many notable games throughout the history of Elon basketball. Elon has sold out Alumni Gym 17 times under current head coach Matt Matheny, including a record crowd of 1,876 on Feb. 28, 2015 versus UNCW. Elon hosted a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time on Jan. 18, 2014, when the Phoenix welcomed #15 UMass to Alumni Gym.

Sellout Crowds Under Matt Matheny

1. Feb. 28, 2015 vs. UNCW - 1,876
2. March 1, 2014 vs. Davidson - 1,871
3. Jan. 18, 2014 vs. #15 UMass - 1,857
4. Feb. 27, 2013 vs. Davidson - 1,832
5. Feb. 25, 2012 vs. UNCG - 1,804
6. Feb. 16, 2013 vs. Western Carolina - 1,742
T7. Jan. 24, 2015 vs. Delaware - 1,711
T7. March 2, 2013 vs. UNCG - 1,711
9. Feb. 13, 2016 vs. College of Charleston - 1,688
10. Feb. 25, 2016 vs. William & Mary - 1,632
T11. Feb. 15, 2014 vs. Samford - 1,607
T11. Feb. 8, 2014 vs. Georgia Southern - 1,607
T11. Nov. 8, 2013 vs. Washington & Lee - 1,607
T11. Feb. 2, 2013 vs. Samford - 1,607
T11. Jan. 2, 2013 vs. Princeton - 1,607
T11. Jan. 19, 2013 vs. Wofford - 1,607
T11. Jan. 21, 2012 vs. Chattanooga - 1,607



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