Multipurpose Activity Center Monmouth University
Multipurpose Activity Center Monmouth UniversityWest Long Branch, N.J.
The Multipurpose Activity Center, or MAC, at Monmouth University is a hub of student life, enhancing recruitment of students, athletes, faculty and staff. Designed to accommodate a variety of activities, the facility is home to all of the university’s intercollegiate athletic teams, as well as a variety of intramurals groups. The competition arena also can host commencement exercises, special exhibitions and concerts.
The welcoming entrance concourse features educational exhibits, displays and areas for ticketing and merchandise. It provides access to competitions, practices, intramurals activities, recreation and fitness classes, offices, meeting spaces and the university’s bookstore. Promoting lifetime wellness, the new fitness center serves Monmouth’s students and community members, and links the MAC with existing Boylan Gymnasium. Retractable seating for 2,500 on the event level reveals two cross-courts for practice.
A multipurpose facility that attracts family entertainment, the arena offers as many as 5,500 seats, all with an intimate view of the floor. A second-level Wall of Fame gives a bird’s-eye view of the lobby and accesses the arena.
The third level houses a booster club reception room that converts to a student learning center. Blue/White Club members enjoy spectacular views of the arena and Hawks football action from the outdoor end-zone balcony, while VIP and club-level suites with center-court views provide a choice environment for entertaining family, friends or business associates.
Project DetailsArchitect: EwingCole; Philadelphia, Pa.
Consulting Architect: Rosser International; Atlanta, Ga.
Construction Cost: $45 million
Square Feet: 152,400
Occupancy: October 2009
Arena Seating: Irwin Seating Co.
Basketball: Connor Sport Court
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Schelde North America
Fitness Center - Rowers: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Stair Climbers: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Flooring: Ceramic Tile
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers : Connor Sport Court
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Sound Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Track: Beynon Sports Surfaces Inc.