Alumni Arena: Volleyball Sport-Court
The University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena was the site of volleyball competition during the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, and UB retained a specially-designed sport-court for volleyball following that event. The unique sport-court is set up on the floor of the main gym for all of the Bulls' home matches.
The forgiving surface reduces stress to athletes' ankles, knees, lower backs and shins and provides added traction when stopping and starting, making Alumni Arena one of the most enjoyable facilities to play volleyball at in the Mid-American Conference.
In 2011, the University began to renovate the inner-workings of the arena to enhance the game-day atmosphere, adding state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems as well the installation of a new video and scoring system. The eye-catching centerpiece of the renovation is the new four-sided, center-hung LED display, that provides live video, instant replays, and animations. The volleyball team
The displays measure eight feet high and 14 feet wide and will be accompanied by an LED ring underneath which measures 3 feet high and 52 feet in diameter. Rounding out the scoring system will be new fixed-digit displays in both end-zones and seventy feet of LED scorer’s tables at court level.