Title: Stephen C. O'Connell Center
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00080442/00001
 Material Information
Title: Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Physical Description: Image/Photograph
Creator: Kesse, Erich J., 1959-
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Historic buildings
College buildings
Arenas
Basketball arenas
Ephemera -- Florida   ( ltgm )
Artifacts -- Florida   ( aat )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
Florida
Coordinates: 29.6491874502252 x -82.3510851864589
 Notes
General Note: Graduation, Gator Sports and Concert Events<br><br>The O'Connell Center, which covers 3.6 acres, or approximately 296,000 square feet, is actually a building within a building. The ceiling of the concourse, or outer perimeter is stretched tight to energy-saving earthen berms. This area is attractively landscaped with plants that are able to grow well indoors. Construction of the center began in the Fall of 1977 and the building was completed over three years later in December 1980.<br><br>The O'Connell Center was built mainly for instruction and recreation. There are scheduled activities from 6am to 10pm seven days a week. Up to 1500 students a day take physical education classes while many more take advantage of the facilities for recreational swimming, martial arts, weight-lifting, and other activities. Many of the University Athletic teams, such as the basketball and gymnastics teams use the building for their training and practices. More than a thousand persons can participate simultaneously in at least nine different activities. The various events hosted in this building include rock concerts, philharmonic orchestras, international swimming meets, basketball games, circuses and fairs.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00080442
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: University of Florida building number 94

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