Facilities

Purcell Pavilion (M Basketball, W Basketball, Volleyball, Football Pep Rallies, Concerts)

Purcell Pavilion
Purcell Pavilion

Quick Facts
Purpose: Practice, Competition, Pep Rallies, Concerts
Record*: Men's Basketball: 586-156 (.790) ; Women's Basketball: 401-90 (.817) ; Volleyball: 326-106 (.755)
Capacity : 9,149
Sq ft: 523,683 Gross 320,009 Assigned
Architect: Ellerbe Architects of St. Paul, Minn.
Year Opened: 1968 Athletic and Convocation Center
Rededication: 1987 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center
Renovated: 2009 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
Cost: $26.3 million
Ticket Information
ADA Information
*As of July 2014

Purcell Pavilion Seating Diagram

Purcell Pavilion, home to the Irish men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams, opened in October 2009 after a massive $26.3 million addition and renovation to the Joyce Center - a project that began with groundbreaking ceremonies in September of 2008. The finished product, which maintains the intimate environment that has provided a home-court advantage for Notre Dame since the facility first debuted in 1968, also houses Notre Dame ticket operations in the Murnane Family Ticket offices, the Mike Leep Sr. Varsity Shop and Club Naimoli, an innovative seating and hospitality area.

With 9,149 matching blue chair-back seats, Purcell Pavilion also features a redone concourse area with ivory-colored flooring to complement a variety of theming elements that highlight the history of the venue and the various programs and events that have occurred over the last 46 years.

Club Naimoli, located at the top of the seating area on the south side of the arena, provides a spacious (16,500 square feet) and comfortable hospitality area that can be used during basketball games and for University private functions.

Purcell Pavilion was dedicated on Feb. 4, 2010 prior to the men's basketball game against Cincinnati. Phil Purcell III, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, provided the leadership gift of $12.5 million for the renovation.

Club Naimoli, named after Notre Dame alumnus Vincent J. Naimoli and his family who provided the lead gift for that area, was dedicated in February 2010 prior to a women's basketball game against Pittsburgh.

Dedication ceremonies in June 2010 featured the blessing of the Rosenthal Atrium, Murnane Family Ticket Office and Mike Leep Sr. Varsity Shop. The stunning three-story Rosenthal Atrium, now the primary entryway to Purcell Pavilion via gate 9, is named after former Irish basketball star and athletic director Dick Rosenthal.

A new Daktronics video board in Purcell Pavilion premiered on Sept. 17, 2010, during the Irish volleyball team's game against Delaware. Four separate 18'x 11'10” mm screens are attached to a center-hung frame with a circular LED message center encompassing the lower rim of the board. New LED message boards replaced the four lower-level entry ramp scoreboards, and 10 mm scoring table message centers now sit along the north and south floor boundaries of center court. In addition to the video and message center capabilities, the video board features a state-of-the-art sound system.

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January 20
L, 67-58
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
RECAP
January 20
M: T-2nd, W: 3rd
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
January 20
M: W, 191-162; W: W, 193-160
#20/25 Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
RECAP
January 20
W 4-0; M 2-2
St. Johns SuperCup
Jamaica, New York
RECAP
January 21
W, 90-37
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
January 21
W, 4-3
Kentucky
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP
January 21
L, 5-0
Wisconsin
Chicago, Ill. (United Center)
RECAP
January 21
W, 5-2
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 21
W 4-1, M 4-1
Philadelphia Invitational
Philadelphia, Pa.
RECAP
January 23
5:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 25
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Penn.
January 26
5:30 PM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 26
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)

ESPN2
January 26
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
8:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
January 27
10:00 AM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 27
1:00 PM
Texas
Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 27
2:00 PM
Eastern Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 27
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)

FOX SPORTS NORTH PLUS
January 27
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.

ESPN2
Pulse FM. 96.9 / 92.1
WatchESPN
January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
TBA
Tennessee or Minnesota
Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 29
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

ESPN
February 1
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACCNE
February 2
4:00 PM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 2
6:30 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)

BTN
February 3
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN or ESPN2
February 3
9:45 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 3
12:00 PM
Boston College
Dedham, Mass. (Dedham Health & Athletic Complex)
February 3
1:00 PM
Ball State and Green Bay
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 3
4:00 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C.

ESPN2
February 4
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 6
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
February 9
11:00 AM
Seattle
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 3)
February 9
7:15 PM
Saint Marys
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 9
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 9
2:00 PM
Spire D-1 Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 9
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
February 9
7:35 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
February 9
All Day
Florida State Match-Up
Tallahassee, Florida
February 10
4:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN or ESPN2
February 10
1:30 PM
South Dakota
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 10
9:30 PM
Arizona State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 10
10:00 AM
Spire D-1 Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 10
10:00 AM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 10
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 10
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
All Day
Florida State Match-Up
Tallahassee, Florida
February 10
All Day
Duke Duals
Durham, N.C.
February 10
All Day
Ohio State Winter Invitational
Columbus, Ohio

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