The New Robins Center
• PHOTO GALLERY - The New Robins Center 2013-14 Photos
• PHOTO GALLERY - Grand Opening (Jan. 18, 2014)
• VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Opening Night Win Over Delaware
• VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Grand Opening Night Win Over Dayton
• VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Win Over No. 12 Ranked UMASS
• VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Win Over Atlantic 10 Champion Saint Joseph's
• Directions To The Robins Center
Built in 1972 through the generosity of the E. Claiborne Robins family, the Robins Center underwent a $17 million renovation in 2013-2014 that has transformed it into one of the premier college basketball arenas in the nation, while drawing rave reviews from players, coaches, fans and media.
The renovations created a more intimate game day atmosphere and provided enhanced amenities for basketball fans. The renovations to the main arena of the Robins Center included new state-of-the-art LED lighting, midnight blue painted ceiling, four 15 feet by 32 feet video boards, scoreboards, refurbished seats, new premium seating options, new terrace hospitality areas, a refinished/newly painted court and renovated restrooms. The video boards are the largest in the Atlantic 10 conference, and among the largest of any on-campus arena in the ACC or Big East.
The Robins Center also added a new center hung LED ribbon board and 48 feet of courtside LED displays on the baseline nearest the home team bench, to complement the already-existing LED displays at the scorer’s table and at the base of the four corner vomitories. The superbly maintained sports complex houses the University's athletic squads and serves as the showplace for University of Richmond basketball. The men's and women's locker rooms and lounges were modernized and upgraded with state-of-the art amenities.
In addition to sporting and recreational activities, the Robins Center yearly serves as the site for Richmond's commencement exercises and also provides a forum for countless other educational and cultural events. The eyes of the world were focused on the Robins Center in 1992, as one of that year's Presidential debates was held in the Center's main arena and President Obama spoke in the building in 2011.
The Robins Center
- Opened in 1972, built through the generosity of the E. Claiborne Robins family
- Cost $12 million to build ($65.9 million in 2013 dollars)
- Has hosted Spider basketball for 42 years
- Hosted a Presidential debate in 1992 between George Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot
- Hosted address by President Barack Obama in 2011
- Hosted speech by former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993
The New Robins Center
Size Of Video Boards: 15 feet high x 33 feet wide
Resolution Of Each Video Boards: 984 pixels wide by 456 pixels high
Square Footage Of Each Video Board: 483
Total Square Feet Of Video Boards: 1932
Distance Of Video Boards From Court: 74 feet
Tons Of New Structural Steel: 30
Number Of New Bricks: 20,000
Tons Of Concrete Removed: 25
Yards Of New Concrete Poured: 120
Square Footage Of Hospitality Space Added: 7,600
Height Of Hospitality Level Above The Court: 43 feet
Number of additional toilets: 25