Dunn–Oliver Acadome

The Dunn–Oliver Acadome is a 7,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Montgomery, Alabama. Opened in 1992, it is home to the Alabama State Hornets basketball team of Alabama State University.

Dunn–Oliver Acadome
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Former namesJoe. L. Reed Acadome (1992–2008)
LocationMontgomery, Alabama
Coordinates32°21′43″N 86°17′35″W / 32.36185°N 86.293158°W / 32.36185; -86.293158Coordinates: 32°21′43″N 86°17′35″W / 32.36185°N 86.293158°W / 32.36185; -86.293158
OperatorAlabama State University
Alabama State Hornets and Lady Hornets

From its opening until May 2008, it was named the Joe L. Reed Acadome, after Dr. Joe L. Reed, who played a significant, high profile leadership role at ASU.[1] In 2008, the Alabama State Board of Trustees voted to remove Reed's name from the building, based upon claims that Reed gave the university negative publicity and wasted taxpayer money by filing too many frivolous lawsuits. The trustees renamed the court in honor of the university's two most successful basketball coaches, Charles Johnson "C.J." Dunn and James V. Oliver.[2][3] This furthered a debate between members of the board and Reed's supporters. In the 2009 legislative session, two legislators filed bills to restore Reed's name to the building, but both were withdrawn.[4]

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  1. ^ Alabama State Board removes Joe L. Reed's name from Acadome, Omnidan News, May 30, 2008, retrieved 2008-12-06
  2. ^ ASU board votes to rename Acadome in honor of winning coaches, Montgomery Advertiser, 2010-01-15, retrieved 2010-01-15[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ ASU Board Chisels Reed's Name Off Acadome (Read the Resolution), WSFA 12 News, May 30, 2008, archived from the original on August 2, 2009, retrieved 2009-03-14
  4. ^ Smitherman's reasons for a Joe L. Reed Acadome, WSFA 12 News, February 6, 2009, archived from the original on July 18, 2011, retrieved 2009-03-14

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