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McGonigle Hall
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Location 1800 Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Opened December 2, 1969
Owner Temple University
Operator Temple University
Capacity 3,900
Temple Owls
(Recreation & offices)

McGonigle Hall is an athletic facility on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Opened on December 2, 1969 with an upset win over the St. John's. The venue served as the home of basketball and other sports events until replaced in 1997 by The Apollo of Temple, a larger facility now known as the Liacouras Center.

Due to its small size, Temple played the majority of its games at the Palestra through 1984, when the school decided to most of its home games to McGonigle to have a home-court advantage under legendary coach John Chaney. Big Five games were usually played at the Palestra.

After the Liacouras Center opened, the facility was renovated, now used as a campus recreation center.

McGonigle Hall was named for Arthur T. McGonigle, a Temple University benefactor, trustee and pretzel magnate from Reading. For basketball events such as selected 1987, 1990, and 1992 Atlantic Ten Conference men's basketball tournament games, its capacity was 3,900.

Temple played a "Turn Back the Clock Game" at McGonigle Hall against Bowling Green on December 28, 2009, featuring Throwback uniforms and '80s music, attire, and concession prices.

Coordinates: 39°58′52″N 75°09′29″W / 39.981029°N 75.158033°W / 39.981029; -75.158033



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