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The outside of the Joyce Center in September 2016
|Former names||Athletic & Convocation Center (1968–1987)|
|Location||Moose Krause Circle|
Notre Dame, IN 46556
|Owner||University of Notre Dame|
|Operator||University of Notre Dame|
|Capacity||9,149 (arena, 2009-present)|
11,418 (arena, 1986-2009)
11,345 (arena, 1968-1986)
|Broke ground||June 1966|
|Opened||December 1, 1968|
|Construction cost||$8.6 million (entire ACC)|
($62 million in 2018 dollars )
|General contractor||Schumacher-Sons, Inc.|
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
The Edmund P. Joyce Athletic & Convocation Center, often called the Joyce Center, formerly the Athletic & Convocation Center, is a 9,149-seat multi-purpose arena in Notre Dame, Indiana just north of South Bend. The arena opened in 1968. It is home to the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball and volleyball teams. The main arena, Phillip J. Purcell Pavilion, is located in the southern portion of the facility. The northern portion housed a hockey rink until October 2011. It also houses the Castellan Family Fencing Center and Rolfs Aquatic Center (which was added on in 1985) in the rear of the building.
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