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Marriott Center

701 E University Pkwy
Provo, Utah County, Utah, 84604

Marriott Center at Brigham Young University
Photo: Mark A. Philbrick License: CC BY-SA 3.0
The Marriott Center is a multi-purpose arena located on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It is home to the BYU Cougars men's and women's basketball teams.
The seating capacity for basketball games at the Marriott Center is officially 18,987.

The largest basketball arena in the West Coast Conference (in which BYU competes for most sports, except football), it is among the largest on-campus basketball arenas in the nation. In addition to basketball, the Marriott Center is used for weekly devotionals and forums.

When the arena opened 50 years ago in 1971, it passed the University of Minnesota's Williams Arena as the largest college basketball arena in the nation. It was also the largest venue in the nation built for basketball, larger than any NBA (or ABA) arena at that time. It lost both distinctions when the University of Kentucky opened Rupp Arena in 1976, but remained as the largest basketball-specific facility on a U.S. college campus until 1987, when the University of Tennessee opened Thompson–Boling Arena.

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