Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham

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Cameron Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. 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. The first televised game took place on January 28, 1979 against Marquette, it was broadcast by NBC and won by Duke 69–64.
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  • Wow!!! My wife has been a Duke fan all her life I wanted to surprise her with the number one item on your bucket list. She turns 50 in April so this is the perfect gift for her. We were so excited you...  more »
  • If you have any sense of college basketball history, or love for the game, this place is 5 star all the way! Incredible. Totally unique building, great museum, and an amazing atmosphere for games!  more »
  • It is always a treat to visit Cameron Indoor Stadium; what history that building holds We were fortunate enough to see the Pitt-Duke basketball game this past weekend and were moved by the halftime ce...  more »
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  • We got student section tickets for during break and did our best to be part of a crowd that could make a difference. As Coach K left, he applauded the crowd as if to thank us for our part. With that being said, we waited out early to be able to be in the first row of the bleachers. When we rushed in and claimed our spot, we noticed the first row was blocked off with caution tape. Mind you, we had waited in line for 2 hours prior to the game to get these seats. Suddenly, Duke students started filling in the first rows. Now I get that they're actual students, but why do they get the front row over those of us who actually waited in line? Did they not have the same opportunity on a Saturday morning to also wait in line? Students arrived as late as 5 minutes prior to tip off and were given a spot in the front row reserved for them.
  • 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 be female and trying to use the restroom at halftime good luck.
  • Home of Duke Basketball with every seat up close to the action, especially student seating. But don't bexpect to be sitting much unless you are in the upper tier of general admission seats. Great stadium and the recently completed updates add extra bathrooms and a more spacious entryway with additional security checkpoints for more efficient flow into the building.
  • I get all the tradition - but I would rather see a world class team play in a world class facility.... I am not from North Carolina but not sure why Duke cannot invest in a modern facility that lets more fans attend the game. Just my opinion.
  • A truly great place to watch basketball. With only 9000 or so seats there aren't any where you are too far from the action. I can't afford tickets to the men's games, but Duke women's basketball is top notch, affordable, and a pleasure to watch.
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