Chiles Center

The Earle A. & Virginia H. Chiles Center is a 4,852-seat multi-purpose arena in Portland, Oregon, USA. The arena opened in 1984. It is home to the University of Portland Pilots men's and women's basketball teams as well as the women's volleyball team. It hosted the West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament in 1992 and 2007.

The arena is also used as for other athletic tournaments as well as for concerts and other special events such as high school graduations. It contains 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of arena floor space.

Chiles Center
Chiles Center
Chiles Center is located in Portland, Oregon
Chiles Center
Chiles Center
Chiles Center is located in Oregon
Chiles Center
Chiles Center
Chiles Center is located in the US
Chiles Center
Chiles Center
Full nameThe Earle A. & Virginia H. Chiles Center
LocationUniversity Park, Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°34′30″N 122°43′42″W / 45.57500°N 122.72833°WCoordinates: 45°34′30″N 122°43′42″W / 45.57500°N 122.72833°W
OwnerUniversity of Portland
Capacity4,852
Construction
Broke groundMay 18, 1983
OpenedOctober, 1984
Tenants
Portland Pilots (NCAA) (1984–present) OSAA Class 6A State Basketball Championships (1997-1998 and 2015-present)

History

Construction on the center began in 1983 with an endowment from the Chiles Foundation, and the new facility opened in 1984. In 2006, the school completed $1 million in upgrades to the women's locker rooms, followed by renovations of the weight room in 2008.[1] In 2010, the scoreboard over center court was replaced with a new center-hung video system.[1] In addition to the video system, two new basketball scoreboards were installed along with three-sided shot clocks.[2] The school plans to continue renovations, as well as some expansion, with a $2 million project on upgrading the men's locker rooms, as well as expansions and the construction of a study center for student athletes.[1]

Gallery

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Exterior of the Chiles Center in 2007

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Exterior of the Chiles Center from Willamette Blvd. in 2009

Portland Pilots warm up

The Portland Pilots Men's Basketball Team warming up inside the Chiles Center in 2009

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Holzgang, Gretchen (October 11, 2011). "UP receives $2M for Chiles Center". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Video Board Announcement from PortlandPilots.com

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