Athletics
McGuirk Arena ( Women's Basketball)

Opened: December, 2010
Capacity:
5,300
Square footage:
56,500
Floor Space:
15,000 square feet
First Event:
December 1, 2011 (Men's basketball vs. Temple)

Premium Seat Offerings
♦ Courtside seats (42)
♦ Premium Seats (724)
♦ Club seats (88)
♦ Reserved seats (1,308)

Special Amenities Areas
♦ 1,600-square foot club lounge
♦ Premium seating club room

Other Features
♦ Multimedia-capable media room
♦ 300 square-foot video scoreboard

Accessibility
♦ Open-captioning system (in development)
♦ Elevator access to all floors
♦ Wheelchair/companion seating
♦ Service animal friendly

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Part of the $22.5 million CMU Events Center, McGuirk Arena is home to John Kulhavi Court. The maple hardwood surface was brand new when installed during the renovation of the Rose Center.

The facility features a pair of club rooms, the largest of which is a 1,600 square-foot space with room for 130 Chippewa fans and plush leather chair seating for 88. It also features a 360 square-foot outdoor patio and is also available for receptions, meetings and banquets.

The renovation also upgraded several of the basic arena amenities for patrons of McGuirk Arena. In addition to 1,400 square feet of dedicated concession space, the number of restrooms in the facility was quadrupled. The chairback seating ratio also climbed from 14 percent to 41 percent, and a climate control system was installed in the facility.

The facility is also now a prime host for many uses outside of athletic events, including speakers, concerts, trade shows.

Other functionality upgrades include a satellite training room, improved arena lighting and a brand-new state-of-the-art video scoreboard on the west wall.

Nods to tradition and the history of Mount Pleasant are also present throughout the building. Two facility-length murals line the north and south concourse, paying homage to figures throughout CMU history as well as other facilities and programs on campus.

Digital touch screens contain the entire history of the CMU Athletics Hall of Fame. The historic Embers Restaurant is also remembered in a pair of dishes available at the concession booths. Aramark Concessions offers a barbeque Pork Sandwich, based on the restaurant's famous one-pound pork chop, as well as its Peas and Peanut Salad at concession stands during athletics events.

The arena is also home to the Chippewas' locker rooms. The homes of the basketball, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics teams were also renovated during the 2010 construction, and feature modern accommodations and amenities.