Bob Carpenter Center

Newark, Delaware
Seating Capacities
  • End-Stage 180: 4,500
  • In-the-Round: 5,000
  • Theatre Configuration: 2,000
More Information

The Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center is the University of Delaware’s primary location for convocations, concerts, and banquets, and also serves as the home for UD’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball. This 5,000-seat facility, opened in 1992, is part of the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex, which includes 23,000-seat Delaware Stadium, the Delaware Field House, the 2,000-seat Delaware Diamond, numerous athletic fields, the Delaware Ice Skating Science Development Center at the Rust Ice Arena, and an outdoor swimming pool.

The Carpenter Center also includes a comfortable glass-walled reception lounge area, the Bob Carpenter Club, which provides a viewing area into the Delaware Stadium with visual and physical access to the Acierno Arena. It also includes a state-of-the-art scoreboard color video message center, and a 203-panel tongue-and-groove 60′-by-112′ maple arena floor.

Other special features of the facility include a 120-person football locker room, men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms, administrative offices, a state-of-the-art weight room, and numerous athletic training rooms. Directly accessible to the locker room area are three classroom meeting areas and a 120-seat lecture hall, used for team meetings, classes, and press conferences.

General Information
  • Box Office: (302) 831-2257
  • Main Offices: (302) 831-1395
Contact
  • 631 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19716
  • Contact: Dave Arthur

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