Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (Hillside Road, Storrs campus)
Connecticut Men and Women's Basketball on-campus home arena is the sparkling and spacious Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, a state-of-the-art domed facility which serves all the needs of the UConn basketball teams.
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.
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.
The Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, which dominates the Storrs Campus scenery now provides the Connecticut Basketball programs with one of the finest 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 Connecticut basketball program is totally housed in the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.
The Huskies' team rooms includes 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. The Connecticut Basketball coaching staffs are comfortable housed in a suite of individual offices adjacent to the team room area and directly off the main arena floor. Also included on the arena level of the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion is a unique strength, conditioning, and weight training area for both UConn's basketball teams.
Rounding out the arena level of the Gampel Pavilion are individual areas for Connecticut's Division of Athletics Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance staff, headed by Dr. Jeffrey Anderson. In addition to being personally based in Gampel Pavilion, Dr. Anderson's office is directly adjacent to the spacious athletics medical training facility. That area houses UConn's athletic trainers and physical therapists.