Armory Fieldhouse


Armory Fieldhouse

Infobox_Stadium
stadium_name = Armory Fieldhouse| nickname =


location = University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
broke_ground =
opened = December 18, 1954
closed =
demolished =
owner = University of Cincinnati
operator = University of Cincinnati
surface =
construction_cost=
architect =
former_names =
tenants = Cincinnati Bearcats
(recreational athletics)
seating_capacity = 8,000 (approx.)

Armory Fieldhouse is an on-campus facility located at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was built in 1954 to replace the old Schmidlapp Gymnasium, and originally was used as the home for the Bearcats men's basketball team, who opened the building with a 97-65 win over Indiana on December 18, 1954.

It was the home of the team for their two NCAA titles in 1961 and 1962, as well as the site where UC great Oscar Robertson broke the NCAA career scoring record on February 6, 1960 versus Houston. From December 6, 1957, the first home game of the season, to January 15, 1964, when they lost to Bradley, the team went undefeated in the building, a streak of 72 games. During that time, they had also won every home game played at the Cincinnati Gardens, for an overall streak of 90 straight home wins.

The team's final game at the arena was on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1976, a 60-45 win over Saint Louis University. From 1976 until the opening of the Shoemaker Center in 1989, the team played all their home games off-campus at the Riverfront Coliseum and Cincinnati Gardens. The building was remodeled in the 1980s to become a recreation center for the campus. It is located directly to the north of the Fifth Third Arena, located in (and formerly known as) the Shoemaker Center.

External links

* [http://ucbearcats.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/archive/113005aab.html 2005-06 Men's Basketball Guide at UCBearcats.com]


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