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Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham

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Cameron Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena located on the West Campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States. The 9,314-seat facility is the primary indoor athletic venue for the Duke Blue Devils and serves as the home court for Duke men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. It opened in January 1940 and was known as Duke Indoor Stadium until 1972, when it was named for Eddie Cameron, who served at Duke as men's basketball coach from 1928 to 1942, football coach from 1942 to 1945, and athletic director from 1951 to 1972. The arena is located adjacent to its predecessor, Card Gymnasium, which opened in 1930.HistoryThe plans for the stadium were drawn up in 1935 by basketball coach Eddie Cameron. The stadium was designed by Julian Abele, who studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. The same architectural firm that built the Palestra was brought in to build the new stadium. The arena was dedicated on January 6, 1940, having cost $400,000. At the time, it was the largest gymnasium in the country south of the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally called "Duke Indoor Stadium", it was renamed for Cameron on January 22, 1972.
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  • A very unique setting to watch a game in, as the smallest stadium for college basketball. Hard not to be totally energized! Buy a ticket at the beginning of the season. expensive tickets but worth goi...  more »
  • There is nowhere else in the country like Cameron Indoor. If you are a college basketball fan, a basketball fan, or a sports fan in general, you must make a pilgrimage here for a game at some point. I...  more »
  • This was my second visit in 25 years, and this one was even more special. I love that this stadium is so intimate and small. I got chills imagining the greats that played there as I walked on the gym ...  more »
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  • As a Tar Heel fan for 20 years before attending NCSU, I feel I can offer an unbiased opinion. This is the best college basketball arena in the nation. It is just an amazing place to watch some hoops. If you happen to female and trying to use the restroom at halftime good luck.
  • Had a tour of the facilities with Pete Moller, who told us about the history of the arena. He was fantastic. If you getbthe chance definitely take a tour with Pete.
  • You don't see stadiums like this one. It is a one of a kind, it it has so much history and character.
  • It was really good all I did is go to drop someone off
  • I went to the duke basketball camp it was good but cameron is small

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