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 since the program first started in 1975 for a winning percentage of 83 percent. The Tigers finished 6-0 inside the Maravich Center in 2018, including a victory over Auburn to clinch the second SEC regular season championship in a row. The Tigers are undefeated at home over the last four seasons.
The Maravich Center has served as the host site for three SEC Championships and nine NCAA Regional Championships, with 2019 NCAA Regional Championships set to be hosted by LSU.
Tiger fans have come out in droves to the Maravich Center to watch LSU gymnastics. In 2018, LSU shattered the attendance record for a sixth-straight season as an average of 12,009 fans per meet packed the PMAC. The average attendance checked in at No.1 in the Southeastern Conference and second nationally. The Tigers exceeded 10,000 fans at every home meet in 2018.
The Maravich Center is home to the largest center hung videoboard in college athletics. Featuring the latest in HD technology, the $3 Million videoboard equals the size of 105 50-inch televisions.
“LSU athletics and the Tiger Athletic Foundation are fully invested in providing the best in-game experience possible for our fans while giving our student-athletes every advantage possible to have success,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said. “This new videoboard goes a long way to helping accomplish both of those goals.”
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.
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