Twin Arena Sports Center Designed by Centerbrook Architects Opens at Quinnipiac University
The $52 million TD Banknorth Sports Center at Quinnipiac University has twin arenas for ice hockey and basketball. The arenas sweep out from each other on two sides of an entry courtyard. Large glass walls at the ends of each arena face the courtyard and offer a preview of the excitement inside to those arriving for a game. Each arena has completely unobstructed sight lines from all seats thanks to three dimensional roof trusses with 164 foot clear spans. The trusses support a gently curved roof which lowers the ceilings inside and give the arenas an intimacy that energizes the spectator experience. The ice hockey arena seats 3,286 and the basketball arena seats 3,570. The Sports Center has a commanding hilltop site on Quinnipiac University’s newly developed York Hill campus. The Center has panoramic views south to the City of New Haven and Long Island Sound.