Patriot Center
The Patriot Center is a 10,000 seat arena in Fairfax, Virginia. It is located on the campus of George Mason University (which has 30,000+ students), and has attracted 7.7 million people to over 2400 events. Pollstar has ranked The Patriot Center as number 51 in ticket sales (2005). The Patriot Center opened on October 4, 1985, where the New York Knicks played the Washington Bullets (now Washington Wizards ) in a pre-season game. The arena is home to the George Mason University basketball teams, as well as concerts and shows, with the 17,000 square feet (1,600 m 2) of space. The Patriot Center is the first university venue to be managed by a private company, Washington Sports and Entertainment, who also manages the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. In 1986, the Patriot Center hosted the first men’s CAA ( Colonial Athletic Association) Tournament and hosted its first women’s CAA Tournament in 2005. In 1990, the Patriot Center held the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships. The Patriots have amassed an overall record of 220-92 at the Patriot Center. The Patriots are also 85-10 in the Patriot Center against ( Colonial Athletic Association) opponents. During the 2010-2011 Men's NCAA basketball season, the Patriots have amassed a perfect 13-0 home record which is the second time that has occurred in three seasons. The arena has recently undergone a $10 million renovation, which added new concession stands, new hospitality area, new locker rooms and bathrooms, and an improved main concourse. The Patriot Center holds over 120 events and attracts over 450,000 people every year. This year GMU men’s basketball team set an attendance record against Old Dominion University on homecoming and then was reached again against James Madison University both games were won by double digits. The Patriot Center also graduates many of Northern Virginia's high schools. The Patriot Center hosted the sold-out UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz on January 11, 2010. This was the first time that the UFC has staged an event in the state of Virginia. The Patriot Center will be hosting Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite Les Folies Tour.

Men's Basketball Game - 9,900 on February 5, 2011 vs Old Dominion University Concert - Phish - 10,356 Grossing Concert - Bruce Springsteen in 2005, $573,885 Grossing Family Show - The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in 2003, $1.2 million

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