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New Robins Center Renovation Facts & Figures
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 10/01/2013
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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 41 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
 
Renovation Information
- Phase 1 will cost $17 million and focus on the interior of the arena and restrooms
- Includes, new LED lights, refurbished seats, blue painted ceiling, 4 video boards, more court side seating, hospitality space and elevators
- Not one game will be missed during the renovation
- Seating capacity will be lowered from 9,071 to approximately 7,000
 

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


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