PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Duquesne University’s renovated sports arena is ready to open. The men’s basketball team will play the first game at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse on Tuesday. The volleyball ...
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When plans for Duquesne’s $45 million reconstruction of Palumbo Center were revealed Tuesday, men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot couldn’t help but feel a wave of nostalgia. The place he hopes one...
October 23, 2018. Duquesne University announced today plans for a comprehensive renovation of the A.J. Palumbo Center. Set to break ground in March, the modernized and re-imagined facility will be named UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in honor of men's basketball legend and NBA trailblazer Chuck Cooper, who captained Duquesne University's men's basketball team before going on to become the first African-American to be drafted into the NBA in 1950.
Duquesne announces $45 million renovation of Palumbo Center, name change to UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse to honor basketball legend Chuck Cooper
The renovation is expected to begin in March and cost an estimated $45 million. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020-21 season. The school did not say where the Dukes would play in...
Renovations are set to begin in March and are estimated to finish before the 2020-2021 athletic seasons.
Now — completely renovated and essentially rebuilt — Duquesne finally has a state-of-the-art, $45 million arena called the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, to honor the trailblazing Chuck Cooper.
After the 2009-2010 basketball season, Duquesne University began further renovations on the Palumbo Center. A new center-hung scoreboard was installed as well as new corner scoreboards. In addition, then-current bleacher seating on the north end of the arena was replaced with permanent stadium chairs.
Duquesne basketball on Pittsburgh Sports Now is sponsored by The Summit Academy: setting young men on the path to a better future. Added to that, the Dukes will be re-opening their newly renovated UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse and will also resume their City Game rivalry with Pitt after a one-year hiatus.