new Multipurpose Center at the University of Virginia's College at
Wise is 72,000 square feet and seats approximately
3,000 people. The Center is used to hold
a variety of events including practice
and matches for the menís and womenís basketball teams
and the womenís volleyball teams.
Graduation is also held in the Center in the event
of inclement weather and benefits the community by bringing other shows and
concerts to the area.
The new multipurpose center is designed for
flexibility allowing simultaneous multiple uses
as needed. Approximately two-thirds of the center is
occupied by the main seating bowl. The
remainder of the building houses a lobby, concession
areas, offices, athletic trainers, practice courts, and
a catering kitchen.
A plaza in the front of the building is
used as a gathering space. A terrace
overlooking the pond to the north is on the back
side of the building. A short service
road leads to the loading dock on the northwest side
of the building.