Paramount to the success of an intercollegiate program is a first-class facility, and the Tigers have just that in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
For 43 years the “PMAC” has been home to some of the finest gymnastics competitions in the nation, and LSU has been nearly unbeatable in the facility as the Tigers have earned a 272-55-3 record since the program first started in 1975 for a winning percentage of 83 percent. The Tigers finished 7-0 inside the Maravich Center in 2017, including a victory over No. 3 Florida to clinch the first SEC regular season championship ever awarded. The Tigers are 28-0 at home over the last three seasons.
The Maravich Center has served as the host site for three SEC Championships and nine NCAA Regional Championships, the last of which came in 2014.
Tiger fans have come out in droves to the Maravich Center to watch LSU gymnastics. In 2017, LSU shattered the attendance record for a fifth-straight season as an average of 10,050 fans per meet packed the PMAC. The average attendance checked in at No.3 in the nation and the Tigers exceeded the 10,000 for the first time in school history.
All 10 of the most attended meets in the Maravich Center have come in the last five seasons as the Tigers have reached new heights with NCAA Super Six Appearances in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Seating 13,215 spectators, the massive $11.5 million building has competed with neighboring Tiger Stadium as the most visible structure on the LSU campus since its completion in 1971.
Originally named, “The Assembly Center,” in 1988 Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer signed legislation changing the official name of the building to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in honor of the former LSU basketball legend who had died earlier that same year.
The Maravich Center also serves as home to both the LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the volleyball program.
Top 10 Maravich Center Attendance
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