Lyon Center

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Lyon Center
General William Lyon University Center (USC).jpg
Location1026 W. 34th St.
Los Angeles
Coordinates34°01′16″N 118°17′10″W / 34.021°N 118.286°W / 34.021; -118.286Coordinates: 34°01′16″N 118°17′10″W / 34.021°N 118.286°W / 34.021; -118.286
OwnerUniversity of Southern California
OperatorUniversity of Southern California
Capacity1,500
SurfaceMulti-Purpose
Opened1989
Tenants
University of Southern California
USC Trojans men's volleyball (1989–present)
USC Trojans women's volleyball (1989–present)

The Lyon Center or Lyon Recreation Center is a student recreational facility and part-time varsity athletics facility located on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.[1] The Lyon Center's full name is the General William Lyon University Center and is named for William Lyon, a former General in the United States Army Air Corps and United States Air Force;[2] the facility is adjacent to the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.[3]

History[edit]

The Lyon Center opened in 1989 as the Student Recreation Center for the University of Southern California;[3][4][5] the main gym also serves as a home for the USC Trojans men's and women's varsity volleyball teams.[6][7] From 1989 to 2006, the North Gym in the USC Physical Education building and the Lyon Center split time as the team's home court.[8][9] In 2007, the teams moved to the Galen Center as their home court, but use the North Gym and Lyon Center main gym if the Galen Center is reserved for other events;[10] the USC Trojans men's basketball team has also used the main gym for exhibition games.[11]

The Lyon Center had its second floor renovated in 2008.[4] In 2011, the basketball courts and locker rooms were renovated;[4] the Lyon Center underwent another renovation and expansion in 2017.[5]

Amenities[edit]

  • 1,500-seat main gym (Intramural sports–badminton, basketball, volleyball, and varsity men's and women's volleyball)
  • Klug Family Fitness Center (weight room)
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • Stretching room
  • Table tennis tables
  • Bouldering wall
  • Group exercise studio
  • Dance room
  • Locker rooms

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lyon Center (LRC)". usc.edu. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  2. ^ "General William Lyon's 90th a brassy affair". ocregister.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  3. ^ a b "About McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium". lasports.org. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  4. ^ a b c "Students seek gym upgrades". dailytrojan.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  5. ^ a b "Expanded fitness facilities at Lyon Center and USC Village help Trojans stay in shape". usc.edu. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  6. ^ "USC's Athletic Facilities". usctrojans.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  7. ^ "USC Men's Volleyball Grinding Through MPSF Schedule". conquestchronicles.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  8. ^ "Women's volleyball opens home season". usctrojans.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  9. ^ "USC Announces Plan For An On-Campus Events Center". usctrojans.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  10. ^ "Volleyball opens spring season at USC Tournament". gobulldogs.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  11. ^ "Stewart Twin Rodrick to Leave USC". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.

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