Dale F. Halton Arena

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Dale F. Halton Arena
The SAC, The Mine
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Location9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
Coordinates35°18′22″N 80°44′4″W / 35.30611°N 80.73444°W / 35.30611; -80.73444Coordinates: 35°18′22″N 80°44′4″W / 35.30611°N 80.73444°W / 35.30611; -80.73444
OwnerUNC Charlotte
OperatorUNC Charlotte
Capacity9,105
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Broke groundNovember 15, 1993[1]
OpenedDecember 2, 1996
Renovated2006, 2008, 2016
Expanded2002
Construction cost$26.5 million
($43.2 million in 2019 dollars[2])
ArchitectOdell Associates
Structural engineerGeiger Engineers[3]
General contractorRodgers Builders
Tenants
Charlotte 49ers Basketball & Volleyball
(1996-present)

Dale F. Halton Arena at the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center (commonly shortened to Halton Arena) is an indoor sports venue located on the main campus of UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the home venue of the Charlotte 49ers men's and women's basketball teams and volleyball team. Halton Arena was named for the former president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Charlotte. She remains a benefactress to the university and has served on the university's board of trustees. The building was funded entirely through private donations and student fees.

The arena is located inside the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center (known commonly by students as "The SAC"). Its seating capacity for basketball and volleyball is listed as 9,105, though most of the upper level is curtained off for women's basketball and volleyball games, reducing seating capacity to around 4,000. The University holds its commencement ceremonies every December and May inside the arena.

  1. ^ Rawdon, Leigh (November 16, 1993). "UNCC Breaks Ground on Student Activity Center". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1C.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Karen Allen Lynch, P.E." Geiger Engineers. Retrieved April 23, 2014.

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