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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quinnipiac's TD Bank Sports Center

At a cost of $52 million the TD Bank Sports Center on the campus of Quinnipiac University is one of the premier sports venues in the region. The pristine and unique arena was built by the Hamden school in its attempt to upgrade its marketability in its move Division I sports.

It has clearly been an overwhelming success.

The two-pronged arena houses both the basketball (capacity 3,570) and hockey (capacity 3,386) facilities in totally separate stadiums under the same roof. Countless times during the season the Bobcats play host to basketball and hockey games that are played simultaneously.

Prior to its opening Quinnipiac played basketball at the Burt Kahn Court, an on-campus venue seating just 2,000 built in the 1960s. That site was clearly unacceptable to lure the likes of coach Tom Moore, who left the staff of Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun at UConn, to take over the men’s basketball team.

Read Bill Cloutier's complete story.

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