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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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  • I have been to Cameron many times, and I've seen Duke play in most of the road venues they frequent. I've seen badly failed attempts to copy the environment down to stealing 100% of the cheers. Nothin...  more »
  • Cameron is the best place in College Hoops to see a game! It's also a great spot to visit anytime from 8-5 to see the special place that Duke plays, the Championship Banners and the Sports Hall of Fam...  more »
  • We tried to call many places to see if Cameron would be open on football day. No one on the whole University could take the time to do that. So, we went because some of the answers on here said they u...  more »
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  • No doubt that this is the most energetic stadium to watch a college basketball game. The atmosphere is breathtaking, no wonder it's so hard to win here. Coach K, The team, and the atmosphere. If you have a chance, GO.
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium, a stadium like no other. Fits only 9,000, but this makes for an explosive atmosphere. This is a stadium filled with tradition and legacy and includes a championship hall of fame. Definitely a must-see for any visitors of Duke University.
  • Home of the best college basketball in the nation! Great atmosphere in a historic location.
  • I worked the night shift here doing Electrical work for a independent contractor.. We were drilling one day at work while the blue devils were practicing. Well coach K told us to be quiet, that it was too loud..really!?!
  • No better place to watch a college basketball game. Unique experience and historic venue in an age full of dull arenas