Tiger Arena

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Tiger Arena
Location Savannah State University
Savannah, Georgia
Coordinates 32°01′26″N81°03′57″W / 32.02376°N 81.0658°W / 32.02376; -81.0658 Coordinates: 32°01′26″N81°03′57″W / 32.02376°N 81.0658°W / 32.02376; -81.0658
OwnerSavannah State University
OperatorSavannah State University
Capacity 5,000 [1]
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Broke groundMay 23, 1998
Opened2000 [2]
Construction cost$9.6 million
($14 million in 2018 dollars [3] )
Tenants
Savannah State Tigers (NCAA) (2000present)
Savannah Steam (AIF) (2015)

Tiger Arena is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Savannah, Georgia, United States. [1] It is home to the Savannah State University Tigers men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. Tiger Arena has previously hosted the Georgia High School Association boys and girls playoffs (first round), the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's North-South All-Star Game (2003-2008), and the Savannah Holiday Classic high school girls basketball tournament. [4] It was also home to the Savannah Steam of American Indoor Football.

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Construction

The facility was opened in 2000 and cost $9.6 million to build. [2] [5] It replaced Willcox-Wiley Gymnasium, an athletic complex built in 1936. [6]

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