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Edmunds Center

Edmunds Center
Location 143 E. Pennsylvania Ave
DeLand, Florida 32723
Owner Stetson University
Operator Stetson University
Capacity 5,000
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Opened December 5, 1974 (1974-12-05)
Construction cost $1.6 million
($7.65 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Tenants
Stetson Hatters
(NCAA Sports)

Edmunds Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, that opened on December 5, 1974. It is home to the Stetson Hatters basketball team. The arena is named after J. Ollie Edmunds, fourth president of Stetson University (1948-1967).[2]

It hosted the 1991 and 1996 Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball tournaments. Many different celebrities and musicians have performed at the Edmunds Center over the years. Notable performers include comedians Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, and Steven Wright; country music legends Hank Williams, Jr., and Mel Tillis; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Spyro Gyra; and folk singers Harry Chapin, and Don McLean.

References

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ www2.stetson.edu Stetson Presidents

External links

  • The J. Ollie Edmunds Center website

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