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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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  • What a great place to see a basketball game! I started attending games as a student in the early 1980s. It's been a consistently fun arena for Duke students and fans, but not so much for opponents! Re...  more »
  • Always enjoy going here for a basketball game or just to walk around and view the memorabilia. It's loud, it's close quarters, it's hot.. but that is Duke Basketball!  more »
  • Cameron is a great place to experience ACC Basketball. The Duke fans stay in a frenzy the entire game. Being a small stadium definitely adds to the energy.  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.
  • Wow! Classic basketball stadium at its best. You can walk the whole thing in minutes. Prices are great ($15-20 for a tshirt). Not a lot of concession choices, but it works. Had corner seats and felt like we were on top of the court. This is a can't miss experience for any college basketball fan.
  • A bucket-list item! I was thrilled to visit and take in Cameron Indoor. You can see it on TV, but my visit and walk through from top to bottom (including on the court), the experience of being there, cannot be adequately put into words. If this is on your bucket-list, do it!