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  • 3719 Terrace St.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  • 412-648-3054
  • Fax: 412-648-3285
  • Category: Sports Venues
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Petersen Events Center

Petersen Events Center is a 12,508sqft multipurpose arena which serves as the home for the Pitt men's and women's basketball programs, as well as numerous campus events, graduation ceremonies, concerts and modern recreational and fitness facilities. The center features the main court with 12,508 seats, 2,000 club seats, 106 court side seats, 4 court-side suites, a special event court-side suite, 12 club suites and a club lounge. The center also features the Baierl Student Recreation Center with 40,000 square feet of recreation space including 4 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts and the Lignelli Family Practice Gym is a full size auxiliary practice gymnasium.

Petersen Events Center has previously hosted:

  • Senior Olympics (headquarters, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, table tennis)
  • NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship - 1st and 2nd Rounds
  • National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games (closing ceremonies)


Sports Accommodated: Archery | Basketball | Boxing | Cheerleading | Fencing | Futsal | Gymnastics | Karate | Martial Arts | Volleyball | Weightlifting | Wrestling

Meeting Facilities
  • Description: Petersen Events Center is Pittsburgh's newest and most prestigeous arena and conference center, accommadating up to 15,000 as well as meetings and events. Home of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.
  • Miles from DLCC: 3.50
  • Number of Basketball Courts: 3
  • Court Surface: spring loaded permanent hardwood
  • Player Seating:
  • Elevated Seating:
  • Number of Seats: 12,508
  • Air Conditioning:
  • Lights:
  • PA System:
  • Concessions:
  • Locker Rooms:
  • Restrooms:
  • Area of Playing Surface (sq ft): 17000.00
  • Dimensions of Playing Surface: 170' X 116'
Venue Information
  • Miles to Downtown: 3
  • Miles to Airport: 22
  • Courts:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Campus View Club X                        
Arena Floor X