Johnson Gymnasium

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Johnson Gymnasium
Johnson Gymnasium
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Full nameJohnson Gymnasium
LocationAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Coordinates35°4′57″N 106°37′5″W / 35.08250°N 106.61806°W / 35.08250; -106.61806Coordinates: 35°4′57″N 106°37′5″W / 35.08250°N 106.61806°W / 35.08250; -106.61806
OwnerUniversity of New Mexico
OperatorUniversity of New Mexico
Capacity7,800 (peak) 4,000 (current)
Opened1957
Tenants
New Mexico Lobos men's basketball (1957-1966)
New Mexico Lobos women's volleyball (1996-present)

Johnson Gymnasium is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the campus of the University of New Mexico. It opened in 1957 and was the home venue of the New Mexico Lobos basketball team until The Pit opened in 1966. Today, Johnson Gymnasium is the home floor for the Lobo volleyball team. The gym is named after former Lobos basketball coach, Roy Johnson.

On March 18, 2015, the arena hosted a New Mexico Lobos women's basketball game for the first time when the Lobos took on North Dakota in the first round of the Women's Basketball Invitational. The team's normal venue, The Pit, was not available due to a conflicting Professional Bull Riders event.[1] The Lobos won the game and advanced to the second round where they were defeated by Oral Roberts at the same venue.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sickenger, Ken (March 19, 2015). "Lobos win nail-biter in noisy Johnson Center in 1st round of the WBI". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Tate, Van (March 23, 2015). "Lobo women's basketball season ended by ORU". KRQE. Retrieved May 19, 2015.

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