The Pavilion at Ole Miss
The centerpiece of the Forward Together campaign is the brand new, state-of-the-art $96.5-million Pavilion at Ole Miss. On July 31, 2014, ground was broken on the 225,000-square feet arena that officially opened its doors on January 7, 2016 with the Rebel men’s basketball team’s victory over Alabama.
Designed by AECOM and built by BL Harbert, The Pavilion boasts a capacity of 9,500 fans and includes a number of first-class amenities, including courtside and baseline seating for students, three premium club areas for fans and more than 1,700 premium seats all within an intimate seating bowl. The men’s and women’s locker rooms measure almost 1,500 square feet, while the facility also houses two visiting team locker rooms, officials’ locker rooms, a volleyball locker room and green room space.
Ole Miss worked with Daktronics to design, manufacture and install the largest center-hung video display board in college sports (at the time of installation) with nearly 2,400 square feet of LED. The center-hung configuration consists of 13 video displays for a total of more than 3.6 million LEDs. It includes four main video displays, two undermount video displays, four corner displays and three 360-degree rings.
Tuohy Basketball Center
Ole Miss basketball’s future took a big jump in the national hoops landscape it announced plans in January 2008 to raise funds for the construction of a multi-million dollar practice facility for use by the men’s and women’s teams. Two years later, the sparkling new $13 million, 51,000-square-foot facility opened in January 2010.
“Our team is committed to succeeding at the highest level and representing Ole Miss on the national stage every March. This practice facility gives us a much-needed tool to accomplish our goals,” said men’s head coach Andy Kennedy. The Tuohy Basketball Center includes four distinct spaces – public, staff (coaches), team and individual practice courts for both men’s and women’s teams. Spaces for the public include an attractive main rotunda/lobby to receive visitors and a multimedia/entertainment meeting room that can be used for media days as well as for video presentations and team functions.
The staff/coaches spaces are adjacent to the rotunda/lobby, where receptionists direct visitors to their destinations. A separate entrance for coaches is provided. Coaches’ offices, a conference room, a copy center, and staff locker and dressing facilities complete the suites. The head coaches’ offices provide direct access to and view of their respective practice courts.