The Pavilion first opened in 1986 and served as a multipurpose facility and arena. It is currently home to the men#25;s and women#25;s basketball teams for the University of Villanova. It has also hosted many musical concerts, trade shows, college and job fairs and high school graduations. It is also known for hosting the Advanta International Tennis Championship, NCAA Championship events and the Villanova Law School graduation.
The Pavilion has a seating capacity of 6,500 for basketball and 5,500 for concerts. The venue has a state-of-the-art sound system and good visual spots from all seating locations. The venue boasts a stage as well as a meeting room, which can be rented out by patrons. The Pavilion also has a spectacular lighting system, which comes in handy for night games or other events.