Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge

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The Pete Maravich Assembly Center is a 13,215-seat multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The arena opened in 1972. It is home to the Louisiana State University Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball teams, the LSU Tigers women's gymnastics team and the LSU Tigers women's volleyball team. It was originally known as the LSU Assembly Center, but was renamed in honor of Pete Maravich, a Tiger basketball legend, shortly after his death in 1988. Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer signed an act to rename the building in Maravich's honor (under Louisiana law, no LSU or state owned building may be named after a living person). Maravich never played in the arena as a collegian but played in it as a member of the Atlanta Hawks in a preseason game. But his exploits while at LSU led the University to build a larger home for the basketball team, which languished for decades in the shadow of the school's football program. The Maravich Center is known to locals as "The PMAC" or "Pete's Palace", or by its more nationally known nickname, "The Deaf Dome", coined by Dick Vitale. The Maravich Center's neighbor, Tiger Stadium is known as "Death Valley".
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  • Wonderful Gym. Go Lady's LSU Team. Modern clean and lot's of Fun! A must if you are in the area! Great seats available and close to the court.  more »
  • When Pistol Pete Maravich landed on the campus of LSU they were still playing basketball in theJohn M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum where most of the time livestock shows took place. From the day...  more »
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  • I haven't been there since I was about 15 years old so to go back a couple of weeks ago was the bringer of a thousand memories... My little cousin's graduation from High School was there and it was perfect because when it is at larger places such as this you don't have a limit on how many people you can invite. The 4 stars is because the seats are the worst, I was so ready to leave this place. You have to be like super skinny to be comfortable in these seats, they are so tight. I will not be going to a game any time soon. And no I am not overweight and just hating on the seats because I cannot fit, Im medium build and weight and these seats would be uncomfortable for even people that are a healthy weight. So now that we've cleared that up, GUEAX TIGERS
  • Got the opportunity as a State Representative to play Basketball against the Senate members. Loved it!

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