Carnesecca Arena

Carnesecca Arena

Carnesecca Arena History

Carnesecca Arenais a 6,008-seat multi-purpose arena in Queens County, New York. It was built in 1961 and renamed in honor of Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca in November of 2004. It is the exclusive home to the St. John's University Red Storm women's basketball team, and also hosts the men's team on occasion. The St. John's Red Storm are a Division I basketball team that dates back all the way to the early part of the 20th century. The Red Storm compete in Big East, one of the elite conferences in college basketball. College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States of America and boasts fans all over the country. Carnesecca Arena has seen some truly memorable college hoops moment over the years, and should continue to do so as long as the Red Storm basketball team calls this venue home.

College sports are an institution in American society and have been a big part of the country's culture for a very long time. College basketball dates all the way back to late 1800s, and things really took off for collegiate sports with the formation of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910. The NCAA gradually began to take over the governance of college sports and now essentially runs all collegiate athletics. Any Red Storm basketball game played at Carnesecca Arena is sanctioned by the NCAA.

Carnesecca Arena Events

In addition to hosting St. Johns University Red Storm Basketball games,Carnesecca Arena eventsare also comprised of certain concerts coming through New York. With both sports and music events hosted there, Carnesecca Arena truly does offer a little something for everyone. There's something simply incredible about seeing a concert live and in person that keeps people coming back for more whenever one of their favorite artists comes to town. But it's the sporting events that take place at this venue that draw the most people, as fans flock to the arena to see the Red Storm take on some of the best teams in college hoops.

There's nothing quite like being there in person for a big college hoops contest, and you can be there cheering in the stands for the Red Storm with the most dedicated St. Johns basketball fans. Every year college basketball receives an influx of talented freshman, and usually at least one or two of those players takes the country by storm. This makes for some exciting teams that are better than expected. Of course, many fans are simply waiting for the NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness. The NCAA Tournament is quite possibly the most exciting sporting event in the world, with more than 60 teams from all over the country vying for the National Championship. The Red Storm have been to the tourney many times and will surely be eyeing a return this season.

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Jamaica is a neighborhood located in the borough of Queens, which is a part of New York City. New York is a city in the state that shares the same name, and is the most populous city in the United States of America. New York is a hotbed for business, finance, fashion, sports and much more, making it a metropolis that many people consider to be the most impressive in the entire world. It is split into five boroughs, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island. New York has the most sports teams in the United States, boasting two Major League Baseball clubs in the New York Yankees and New York Mets, two National Basketball Association teams in the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets and two National Hockey League teams in the New York Islanders and New York Rangers. While they actually play their home games in New Jersey, two teams in the National Football League, the New York Giants and New York Jets, use the city in their name.

New York is located on one of the world's largest harbors, which made it a budding center for shipping both in the past and the present. The area was first settled by Dutch settlers in the 1620s, and was originally named New Amsterdam. The city was renamed New York when it later come under English control. New York served as the capital of the nation from 1885 to 1890.

Carnesecca Arena Seating Layout

Carnesecca Arena is a multi-purpose indoor athletic facility that that serves as the venue for the home games of the St. John's Red Storm basketball team. The arena can hold more than 5,000 screaming fans for the biggest hoops contests, and there are a lot of big games each and every season. The Red Storm usually have one of the better teams in the nation, and their talent level always brings in fans to see this team hit the court live and in person.

Carnesecca Arena Trivia

Did you know that Carnesecca Arena is the last New York arena in which an NCAA Tournament game was held?

That's right, this arena hosted first-round games the NCAA Tournament in the early 1970s.

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