Joseph J. Gentile CenterEdit profile
Joseph J. Gentile Arena is a 5,200-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. The arena opened in 1996. It is the home of the Loyola Ramblers Men's and Women's basketball programs. In the summer of 2011, the Gentile Arena will be renovated as part of Loyola's reimagine campaign. Sub-optimal bleacher seating will be replaced with true arena seating.
On March 3, 2011, The $26 million dollar Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics opened adjacent to the Gentile Arena. The Norville Center houses the university's athletic training facilities, locker rooms, as well as the offices of the athletic department that were formerly housed in Alumni Gym.
The Gentile Center was the site of the 1999 Midwestern Collegiate Conference NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament.
Joe Gentile is a Chicago area car dealer who donated money to the university for the arena.
Coordinates: 42°0′2″N 87°39′32″W / 42.00056°N 87.65889°W / 42.00056; -87.65889