Firestone Fieldhouse

Firestone Fieldhouse is a multipurpose arena located in Malibu, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.[1] It was built in 1973 as the home of the Pepperdine University Waves basketball and volleyball teams, who still play at the Fieldhouse today. It seats 3,104 for sporting events and up to 5,000 for concerts, graduation ceremonies and lectures.[2]

The Fieldhouse was officially dedicated on September 20, 1975 by President Gerald R. Ford. A year later 4,500 fans crowded the Fieldhouse to see Pepperdine defeat the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team by a score of 93–91. At over forty years old the Fieldhouse is the smallest, and second oldest basketball arena in the West Coast Conference.

The floor at Firestone Fieldhouse, which measures 110 feet (34 m) by 110 feet (12,100 square feet) has been replaced twice. The current floor at the arena is a wooden floor.

Firestone Fieldhouse
Firestone Fieldhouse (Pepperdine)
LocationMalibu, CA
Coordinates34°02′19″N 118°42′35″W / 34.038571°N 118.709625°WCoordinates: 34°02′19″N 118°42′35″W / 34.038571°N 118.709625°W
OwnerPepperdine University
OperatorPepperdine University
Capacity3,104
Opened1973
Tenants
Pepperdine Waves men's basketball (NCAA)
Pepperdine Waves women's basketball (NCAA)
Pepperdine Waves men's volleyball (NCAA)
Pepperdine Waves women's volleyball (NCAA)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Firestone Fieldhouse". pepperdinewaves.com. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  2. ^ "Firestone Fieldhouse (Pepperdine)". lasports.org. Retrieved 2018-06-23.

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