Pharmed Arena

FIU Arena

FIU Arena (formerly known as Pharmed Arena) is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. It was opened on February 1, 1986 and is home to the FIU Golden Panthers basketball and volleyball teams. It was originally named "Sunblazer Arena" but was renamed "Golden Panther Arena" when FIU's athletic teams changed their nickname from Sunblazers to Golden Panthers in 1987.

The arena contains a wooden arena floor. It is also used for banquets, conventions, concerts (seating up to nearly 6,000), trade shows, and graduations including FIU's own commencement ceremonies.

The main court is a Cincinnati Robbins perma-cushion maple wood basketball floor, made up of some of wood. Four retractable basketball backboards allow for the floor to be divided into two practice courts, while Hydra Goal II portable basketball standards are used for intercollegiate competition. Nevco scoreboards are found at either end.

Support areas include an equipment room, training room and 876 lockers in six different, full-service dressing rooms. Academic space in the building includes three classrooms, and physiology, computer and kinesiology laboratories. Additionally, there are four, four-wall, fully-air conditioned racquetball courts with a spectator viewing area for recreational and tournament usage.

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