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Facilities: Petersen Events Center

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Similar to the blueprint Pitt began cultivating in 2000 to entrench itself among the country's finest universities, Pitt Athletics is intent on doing the same from a student-athlete perspective.

A 12,508-seat basketball and multipurpose arena, the Petersen Events Center, serves as the home for the Pitt men's and women's basketball programs, as well as numerous campus events, graduation ceremonies, concerts and modern recreational and fitness facilities.

Combined with the premier venues of Heinz Field, the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, the newly renovated Fitzgerald Field House and Trees Pool, and the upcoming addition of the Petersen Sports Complex, the Petersen Events Center offers students, parents and fans an enthralling sports experience that stretches from Oakland to the South Side to the booming North Shore.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE AMENITIES
The Petersen Events Center serves as the home of the Pitt Athletic Department and Hilda M. Willis Center for Academics for student-athletes. The academic center includes a computer lab with 17 computers, writing lab, math/science area, individual tutor rooms, counseling offices, career resource area, and media room.

The Baierl Student Recreation Center boasts 40,000 square feet of recreation space including four racquetball courts, two squash courts, Cybex weight machines, a large free-weight area and state-of-the-art aerobic areas.

The Lignelli Family Practice Gym is a full size auxiliary practice gymnasium allowing teams to train even when the main court is in use.

FAN AMENITIES
Game day accommodations include four luxury courtside suites, 12 luxury club level suites, a luxury courtside special event suite and the finest club lounge in college basketball.

Also included are 2,000 club seats, 106 courtside seats, four courtside luxury suites, one special event courtside suite, 12 club level luxury suites and college basketball's finest club lounge.

The building's Restaurant Row has nine major concession areas with 66 total points of sale, featuring a five-store food court that is open daily as well as on game day.

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

From Pittsburgh International Airport:
1: Take I-279 toward Pittsburgh
2: Pass through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, stay to the right, and bear right at the first ramp over the bridge onto I-376
3: Take exit I-376 at the Oakland/Forbes Avenue Exit hen turn left at the third light (McKee Place) and proceed straight through next two lights and up the hill to the stop light at Allequippa Street
4: Fitzgerald Field House (Volleyball, Wrestling, Gymnastics) is on your right, Trees Pool (Swimming & Diving) is straight ahead and Petersen Events Center is on the right past the Fitzgerald Field House. The OC Parking Lot is on the left past Trees Pool.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:
1: Take the Pittsburgh/Monroeville Exit (Exit 6) and follow I-376 toward Pittsburgh then take the Oakland Exit (Exit 3B)
2: Proceed up the hill through the first traffic light and make the second left after the light onto McKee Place
3: Continue straight through two traffic lights, up the hill and Proceed up the hill to the stop light at Allequippa Street
4: Fitzgerald Field House (Volleyball, Wrestling, Gymnastics) is on your right, Trees Pool (Swimming & Diving) is straight ahead and Petersen Events Center is on the right past the Fitzgerald Field House. The OC Parking Lot is on the left past Trees Pool.

From the North:
1: Take I-79 South to I-279 South to I-579 (Crosstown Blvd.) Exit at the Boulevard of the Allies (Exit 14) toward Monroeville/Oakland
2: Turn left onto Halket Street beside Magee Hospital then turn right onto Forbes Avenue
3: Take the first left onto McKee Place and continue straight through two traffic lights, and up the hill to the stop light at Allequippa Street
4: Fitzgerald Field House (Volleyball, Wrestling, Gymnastics) is on your right, Trees Pool (Swimming & Diving) is straight ahead and Petersen Events Center is on the right past the Fitzgerald Field House. The OC Parking Lot is on the left past Trees Pool.

From the South:
1: Take I-79 North to I-279 North towards Pittsburgh
2: Pass through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, stay to the right, and bear right at the first ramp over the bridge onto I-376 to the Oakland/Forbes Avenue Exit
3: Turn left at the third light (McKee Place) and proceed straight through next two lights and up the hill to the stop light at Allequippa Street
4: Fitzgerald Field House (Volleyball, Wrestling, Gymnastics) is on your right, Trees Pool (Swimming & Diving) is straight ahead and Petersen Events Center is on the right past the Fitzgerald Field House. The OC Parking Lot is on the left past Trees Pool.