- BankUnited Center
stadium_name = BankUnited Center| nickname =
location = 1234 Dauer Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146
opened = January 4, 2003
owner = University of Miami
operator = Global Spectrum
construction_cost= $48 million
architect = Ellerbe Becket &
former_names = University of Miami Convocation Center, 2002-2005| tenants = Miami Hurricanes
(Men's and Women's Basketball) (
2003-present) seating_capacity = 8,000
The BankUnited Center is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose
arenaon the campus of the University of Miamiin Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States.
The arena opened in
2003as the University of Miami Convocation Center, and is home to the Miami Hurricanes Men's and Women's basketball teams. Events held in the BankUnited Center include concerts, sporting events, lectures, award shows, high school graduations, and Men's and Women's basketball games. It is the largest arena ever built on campus.
Prior to the opening of the BankUnited Center, the school played its games at the
Miami Arenasince its opening in 1988.
In September 2004, the BankUnited Center was the scene of the first presidential debate between incumbent
George W. Bushand his challenger John Kerry.
BankUnited, the largest bank headquartered in Florida, enters into an agreement with University of Miami to name the building in honor of the company. BankUnited is based in Coral Gables, home of UM, and many members of the management team are alumni. The bank also recruits extensively from UM’s student population.
In August 2006, Latin pop artist
Ricky Martintaped his " MTV Unplugged" video at the BankUnited Center [http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/15302087.htm] .
September and December 2007
Univisionhosted a forum in Spanish moderated by Univision's anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas.
In 2008, the BankUnited Center celebrated its 5th Anniversary. The building also held the SOLD OUT Elite XC presents Street Certified event featuring the
Kimbo Slice/Tank Abbott fight and the SOLD OUT Miami Freestyle Invasion. Total Nonstop Action Wrestlingheld a house show here on September 27, 2008
* [http://www.bankunitedcenter.com/ Official Web Site] .
title = Home of the
Miami Hurricanes basketball team
years = 2003 – present
after = Current
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