Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (Hillside Road, Storrs campus)
Connecticut Men and Women's Basketball on-campus home arena is Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, a state-of-the-art domed facility which serves, along with the XL Center in downtown Hartford, as the home court of the men's and women's basketball teams. Gampel is also home to the UConn volleyball team.
The Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, opened in January of 1990, totals more than 171,000 square feet in the domed area of the entire UConn Sports Center Complex, while an additional 39,000 square feet comprise the attached Wolff-Zackin Natatorium (including a 50-meter Olympic size swimming pool).
The entire UConn Sports Center Complex was a $28 million project and measures 320 feet in diameter in the circular domed arena area. The brilliant aluminum dome of the Gampel Pavilion towers more than 130 feet in the air from ground level.
The lining of the dome is scheduled to be replaced during the summer of 2017 and is set to be completed in time for the 2017-18 basketball season.
During the summer of 1996, the original capacity of Gampel Pavilion (8,241) was increased with additional seating placed above each of the four entrance quadrants of the building. The new 'sellout' for Connecticut Basketball in Storrs is 10,167, making the UConn facility the largest capacity on-campus basketball arena in New England and the Northeast.
Gampel Pavilion, which is an inconic landmark in the middle of campus, provides the Connecticut basketball programs with one of the finest and most intimate on-campus team settings in the entire nation.
Prior to the start of the 1999-2000 season, two new state-of-the-art scoreboards were installed in Gampel Pavilion. Both boards contain complete player lineup information (points, fouls) as well as a full color game video boards and message centers. The 'Alumni Court' main arena floor is constructed with the latest version of 'spring aire' wood.
The Huskies' game day team rooms include a spacious varsity locker room with wood grain 'pro style' individual lockers as well as an adjoining varsity team lounge and audio-visual area, complete with large screen television, satellite dish hook-up for scouting and game review, and a stereo sound system.