Alico Arena

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Alico Arena
Alico arena-smaller.jpg
Entrance of arena
AddressFGCU Lake Parkway East
LocationFort Myers, Florida
Coordinates26°28′16″N 81°45′53″W / 26.47111°N 81.76472°W / 26.47111; -81.76472Coordinates: 26°28′16″N 81°45′53″W / 26.47111°N 81.76472°W / 26.47111; -81.76472
OwnerFlorida Gulf Coast University
OperatorFlorida Gulf Coast University
TypeMulti-purpose
Capacity4,633
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Broke ground2000
OpenedDecember 2, 2002 (2002-12-02)[2]
ExpandedAugust 1, 2017[1]
Construction cost$11.9 million
ArchitectHastings+Chivetta
BuilderManhattan Kraft Construction, Inc.[3]
Tenants
  • FGCU Eagles Basketball
  • FGCU Eagles Volleyball

Alico Arena is a 120,000 sq ft (11,000 m2) multipurpose arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. It is the home of the FGCU Eagles volleyball and men's and women's basketball teams, it holds 4,633 people in basketball configuration. It also features four practice courts, six suites, twelve locker rooms, and the offices of the Athletics Department.

Eagle statue at the entrance of Alico Arena

Alico, a Florida agribusiness with ties to the university, paid for the arena's naming rights.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Seth Soffian (July 5, 2017). "Sneak peek: FGCU a month from completing Alico Arena expansion". The News-Press. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Handel, Craig (December 2, 2002). "Alico Arena Debuts". The News Press.
  3. ^ "Projects". Manhattan Construction Group. Retrieved July 22, 2019.

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