FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Monday, January 1, 2001
MERNER GYM

The groundwork for Merner Gymnasium was started in 1970 and the project was completed in 1971. The 1971-72 basketball team played the first game in the arena and defeated UNC Wilmington by 20 points in November of 1971.The seating capacity is 1,500 fans and the venue was built where the baseball field used to be located. Merner Gym currently hosts the men's and women's basketball teams and men's and women's volleyball teams.