Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham

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Cameron Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The 9,314-seat facility is the primary indoor athletic venue for the Duke Blue Devils and serves as the home court for Duke men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. It opened in January 1940 and was known as Duke Indoor Stadium until 1972, when it was named for Eddie Cameron, who served at Duke as men's basketball coach from 1928 to 1942, football coach from 1942 to 1945, and athletic director from 1951 to 1972. The arena is located adjacent to its predecessor, Card Gymnasium, which opened in 1930.
The plans for the stadium were drawn up in 1935 by basketball coach Eddie Cameron. The stadium was designed by Julian Abele, who studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. The same architectural firm that built the Palestra was brought in to build the new stadium. The arena was dedicated on January 6, 1940, having cost $400,000. At the time, it was the largest gymnasium in the country south of the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally called "Duke Indoor Stadium", it was renamed for Cameron on January 22, 1972. The first televised game took place on January 28, 1979 against Marquette, it was broadcast by NBC and won by Duke 69–64.
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  • If you like college basketball, then you must visit. Great, intimate stadium where you can see all of Duke's national championship trophies, jerseys, rings, etc.  more »
  • Me and my family came here while we were looking through the campus, and it was truly a great experience. The stadium is tiny in comparison to other schools, but is very well kept. The old fashioned d...  more »
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  • This place is not overrated. It really is such a unique experience to go to a basketball game here - and one I know I was lucky to have! If you're just passing through, fans of Duke basketball will enjoy the renovated lobby full of memorabilia.
  • Historic, topnotch facility! Add a Coach K talk and your children will be inspired for the future. The photos were taken at the beginning of a summer basketball camp.

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