The new multipurpose Basketball Arena for Elon University – named the Schar Center – is a state of the art facility for basketball and volleyball. WER was the lead architect, in association with Gensler Sports division.
The arena has seating for approximately 5,500 and be 165,000 square feet. In addition to the championship main court, the seating bowl the facility includes eight luxury suites, a President’s suite and club seating. The event center also includes a Hall of Fame lounge for smaller gatherings and presentations, athletic offices, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball locker room/shower facilities, training and media/communications spaces. In addition to the main arena, the Schar Center contains two separate full size practice courts.
The Schar Center supports Elon’s “green” initiative and has attained LEED certification. Elon University is located in Elon, North Carolina. It is voted annually as one of the countries most beautiful campuses. The Schar Center project materials blend with the campus vernacular and the location of the center on the north side of campus will add to the existing football, softball and baseball centers to establish a sport complex for the university campus.