Avron B. Fogelman ArenaEdit profile
Avron B. Fogelman Arena is a 3,600-seat multi-purpose arena on Tulane University's Uptown campus in New Orleans, Louisiana, built in 1933. Fogelman is the on-campus home of the Tulane Green Wave men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. The men's basketball team also plays selected games at the New Orleans Arena. The structure was originally built as Tulane Gym with funds earned from Tulane's appearance in the Rose Bowl football game of New Year's Day, 1932, and for many years it was known around campus as "Rose Bowl Gym." During World War II, the building housed V-12 students. In 1988-'89, the structure was thoroughly remodeled and refurbished, and was at that time named in honor of Memphis businessman and Tulane alumnus Avron B. Fogelman, whose donations enabled the restoration to take place. The renovations were made in anticipation of the return of the Green Wave men's basketball program for the 1989-90 season after it was shut down for three seasons in the wake of a point shaving scandal involving future NBA player John "Hot Rod" Williams. Prior to the program's three-year exile, the Green Wave played in-state rival LSU and other big-name opponents at the Louisiana Superdome. The arena played host to the 2009 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship.