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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • The energy in Cameron is electrifying. The stadium has never been enlarged so it feels like you are part of the action and there are no bad seats. If you are lucky enough to get tickets to a Blue Devi...  read more »
  • So like any die hard college basketball fan, I may not like Duke but going to Cameron Indoor is certainly on my bucket list. Went there in February to visit my friend who goes there, got in line for g...  read more »
  • 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.
  • No better place to watch a college basketball game. Unique experience and historic venue in an age full of dull arenas
  • An Truly historic an electric building that only true members Of The REAL ACC CAN ENJOY
  • I don't care if you're a college basketball fan or not, everyone must experience a men's basketball game in Cameron Indoor. There's nothing else like it. It's really a little piece of sport's past is this age of mega arenas. The decibel level must be off-the-chart when Duke takes the lead. You ears will be ringing as if you just sat through a rock concert...but it's a good thing.
  • Amazing building and well maintained. Just don't expect to be very comfortable in the seats.
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