UNF Arena is a multi-purpose arena located on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. It is home to the North Florida Ospreys men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams. It is also used for other events, such as concerts and graduation ceremonies, and has served as the site of the Orlando Magic franchise's training camp. It opened in 1993 and has a capacity of up to 6,300.

UNF Arena
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Location11852 University of North Florida Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Coordinates30°16′24″N 81°30′28″W / 30.2734°N 81.5079°W / 30.2734; -81.5079Coordinates: 30°16′24″N 81°30′28″W / 30.2734°N 81.5079°W / 30.2734; -81.5079
OwnerUniversity of North Florida
OperatorUniversity of North Florida
Capacity6,300 (Graduation/Concerts)
5,800 (Basketball)[1]
Record attendance6,155
Broke groundSeptember 23, 1991[2]
OpenedJanuary 16, 1993
Construction cost$9.2 million [1]
($16.3 million in 2019 dollars[3])
North Florida Ospreys: Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball

In 2004 the Arena was used by the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams.[4] On September 2, 2008, the University announced plans for UNF Varsity Village.[5] Upgrades will be on the existing locker rooms, athletics offices, scoreboard, and seating. Planned additions will include a video room, academic support area, and a hall of fame/recruiting lounge.

On March 8, 2015, the UNF Arena attendance record was set as 6,155 fans watched North Florida defeat USC Upstate in the 2015 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament championship game.[6] In the first round of the 2016 National Invitation Tournament, 6,011 fans saw the Ospreys fall to Florida, 97–68.[7]

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  1. ^ a b UNF Arena Brochure
  2. ^ Mendez, Ginger (September 24, 1991). "200 Celebrate Gym Groundbreaking". The Spinnaker. University of North Florida.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ University of North Florida Athletics - UNF Arena
  5. ^ UNF announces plans for Varsity Village
  6. ^ "North Florida heads to first NCAA tourney after winning A-Sun title". ESPN.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Box Score". UNFOspreys.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.

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