Jack Stephens Center

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Jack Stephens Center
Location2801 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204
Coordinates34°43′40″N 92°20′23″W / 34.72778°N 92.33972°W / 34.72778; -92.33972Coordinates: 34°43′40″N 92°20′23″W / 34.72778°N 92.33972°W / 34.72778; -92.33972
OwnerUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
OperatorUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
Capacity5,600
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Broke groundFebruary 9, 2004[1]
OpenedNovember 1, 2005[6][7]
Construction cost$25 million
($32.1 million in 2018 dollars[2])
ArchitectHKS, Inc.[3]
Witsell, Evans, Rasco[4]
General contractorCDI Contractors, LLC[5]
Tenants
Little Rock Trojans basketball and volleyball

Jack Stephens Center is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States and was built in 2005. It is home to the school's men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball teams, known as the Little Rock Trojans, and named in honor of billionaire philanthropist Jackson T. Stephens, who donated $22.4 million for the construction of the facility.[8]

The Trojans had previously played in Barton Coliseum, Verizon Arena and the Statehouse Convention Center.

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  1. ^ "2012–2013 Arkansas–Little Rock Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Athletics. p. 37. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Sports & Entertainment Group". HKS, Inc. p. 6. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "UALR Event Center". Witsell, Evans, Rasco. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "UALR Jack T. Stephens Center". CDI Contractors, LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jack Stephens Center Opens Tuesday For Free Maroon/Silver Scrimmage". University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Athletics. October 28, 2005. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jones-Jennings Leads Maroon Team To 48-40 Victory In Annual Maroon/Silver Scrimmage". University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Athletics. November 1, 2005. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "UALR Celebrates New Arena". ESPN. November 23, 2005. Retrieved February 19, 2015.

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