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Cameron Indoor Stadium is the basketball arena for Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Supposedly, the plans for the stadium were drawn up in 1935 by basketball coach Eddie Cameron, and football coach Wallace Wade. 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 building originally included seating for 8,800, though standing room was sufficient to ensure that 12,000 could fit in on a particularly busy day. Then, as now, Duke students were allowed a large chunk of the seats, including those directly alongside the court. Renovations in 1987-1988 removed the standing room areas and added seats, bringing capacity to 9,314.

Duke's men's basketball teams have had a decided home-court advantage for many years, thanks to the diehard students and fans affectionally known as Cameron Crazies. The hardwood floor has been dedicated and renamed Coach K Court in recognition of head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

In EA Sports's NCAA March Madness 2005 and '06, Cameron Indoor ranked first in the top twenty-five toughest places to play. Additionally, Sports Illustrated ranks it in the world's top 20 sporting venues, and USA Today referred to it as "the toughest road game in the nation".

 

 

 

 

Cameron Indoor Stadium: Seating Chart

 
 
 
Cameron Quick Facts:
 
Location: 301 Whitford Drive
Durham. NC 27708
 
Opened: January 6. 1940
 
Architect: Horace Trumbauer
 
First Game on January 6. 1940
Duke 36 . Princeton 27
 
Records at Cameron (as of 2006)
All Time: 675-141 (.827)
Mike Krzyzewski: 318-48 (.850)
 
 
 

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