|Location||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Opened||October 12, 2006|
|Owner||University of Southern California|
|Operator||University of Southern California|
|Construction cost||$147 million USD|
|Tenants||USC Trojan Athletics (NCAA) (2006-Present)|
The Galen Center is a multipurpose indoor arena and athletic facility owned and operated by the University of Southern California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been HNTB Corporation (Formerly Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff is an architecture and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Kansas City Missouri that has designed many The phrase "USC Trojans" also refers to the University of Southern California student body in general The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m An arena is an enclosed area often circular or oval-shaped designed to showcase Theater, musical performances or sporting events The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly Located at the southeast corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street in the Exposition Park area of Los Angeles, it is right across the street from the campus and near the Shrine Auditorium and is the home of the USC Trojans basketball and USC Volleyball teams. Exposition Park is located in University Park Los Angeles California, across the street from the University of Southern California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West A campus is traditionally the land on which a College or University and related institutional buildings are situated The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles California, USA. The University of Southern California Trojans men's basketball program is the College basketball team that competes in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10 of The architectural firm behind the design of the Galen Center is HNTB. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction HNTB Corporation (Formerly Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff is an architecture and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Kansas City Missouri that has designed many In addition to basketball and volleyball events, the Galen Center hosts concerts, pageants and theatrical performances. A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. A beauty contest or beauty pageant is a competition based mainly though not always entirely on the physical beauty of its contestants and often incorporating Personality Local high school graduation ceremonies as well as CIF championships and the Academic Decathlon are held at the Galen Center. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an Academic degree or the associated ceremony The California Interscholastic Federation (abbreviated CIF) is the governing body for high school Sports in the state of California. The United States Academic Decathlon ( USAD; often abbreviated to AD, Acadeca, Acadec, AcDec, or AcDc) is one of the
USC had planned to build an on-campus indoor arena for over 100 years. Before the Galen Center, USC basketball had been played at a variety of locations, including the neighboring Shrine Auditorium stage, the old Pan-Pacific Auditorium in the Fairfax District, and since 1959 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles California, USA. The Pan-Pacific Auditorium was a landmark structure in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, California, that once stood at 7600 West Beverly Boulevard near The Fairfax District is an area of neighborhoods in the Mid-City West area of Los Angeles, California. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is a multipurpose sports Arena in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles California at Exposition
The final push to build the new facility began in 2002, when Louis Galen, a successful banker and long time Trojan fan, and his wife Helen donated $10 million to the new center immediately after USC football quarterback Carson Palmer won the 2002 Heisman Trophy. Louis "Lou" J Galen (born April 19, 1925 - died November 12, 2007) was an American Philanthropist. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in) is an American football Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football The Galens donated an additional $25 million to the project to have the building named after them and later upped their donation an additional $15 million to make sure that a connected practice facility would also bear their name, bringing the total donation to $50 million. Previously, the USC men's and women's basketball teams practiced at the smaller, on-campus North Gym. The Galen Center replaced the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena as the home for USC men's and women's basketball. The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is a multipurpose sports Arena in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles California at Exposition
Galen Center construction cost an estimated $147 million, which includes the arena, team offices, and a state of the art practice facility. In the fields of Architecture and Civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the Building or assembling of Infrastructure The largest tax revenue would be generated by the city of Los Angeles' 10 percent parking tax. Other sources of tax revenue will include sales tax, utility users tax, business license tax, and income from advertising. A sales tax is a Consumption tax charged at the Point of purchase for certain goods and services Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand In addition, two new parking structures were built: a 1,200-space structure located between the Radisson Hotel and the arena, with access from Flower Street, and a second structure at the southeast corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard. Radisson Hotels & Resorts is a worldwide chain of 435 Hotels with a total of 102000 guest rooms in 61 countries The additional parking structures also increased the available parking for both the USC campus and the nearby Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports Stadium in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles California at Exposition
Construction officially began on October 31, 2004, with a groundbreaking ceremony including Los Angeles City Council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry along with Helene and Lou Galen, longtime USC fans for whom the facility is named. Downtown Los Angeles is the Central business district of Los Angeles, California, United States, located close to the geographic center Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Groundbreaking is a traditional Ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of Construction for a Building or other project A ceremony is an activity infused with Ritual significance performed on a special occasion The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles, California United States Bernard C Parks (born December 7, 1943 in Beaumont Texas) is a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in Jan Perry ( Circa. 1954 — currently represents the 9th district of the Los Angeles City Council.
The first event, a women's volleyball game between USC and Stanford University, took place on October 12, 2006. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The first concert at the Center was October 21, 2006 and featured Al Green. The first men's basketball was held on November 16th against the University of South Carolina. This article is about the University of South Carolina in Columbia The highest attendance in the first year was for the Cal Bears game on February 24, 2007 at 10,027. The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California Berkeley. 
On January 31, 2008 the USC men's basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats set the arena's attendance record with crowd of 10,258 in attendance. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Athletic program The University of Arizona participates in the NCAA 's Division I-A in the Pacific Ten Conference. 
The Galen Center's basketball court was named after former USC Basketball player Jim Sterkel, who played for the Trojans for two unremarkable seasons in the 1950s, averaging only 10 points a game. In Basketball, the basketball court is the playing surface consisting of a rectangular floor with baskets at either end The phrase "USC Trojans" also refers to the University of Southern California student body in general Two unique factors in the naming rights were the obscurity of the name choice and that the Sterkel family was not aware that the court was named after the late Jim Sterkel until after the facility had already opened. Naming rights are the right to name a piece of Property, either tangible property or an event usually granted in exchange for financial considerations An anonymous donor and longtime friend of Sterkel made the $5 million dollar donation under the agreement that his name never be revealed. In an interview with Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke, Anonymous revealed that he grew up with Sterkel: both attended Mark Keppel High School, both began at USC in 1955 and were roommates, and though Sterkel never graduated from USC, the two remained friends. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed William P "Bill" Plaschke (born September 6, 1958 in Louisville Kentucky) is an American journalist who has written for the Mark Keppel High School is a four-year California Distinguished School located in the city of Alhambra California in the Alhambra Unified School District Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Later in life, Sterkel was hired by Anonymous, who had become a successful businessman. When Sterkel contracted cancer, Anonymous helped with his treatment. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled When Anonymous' own son contracted leukemia, Sterkel wrote a poem for Anonymous, sealed it, and ordered it only to be read if Anonymous' son died. Leukemia or leukaemia (Greek leukos λευκός, "white" aima αίμα, "blood" is a Cancer of the Blood Sterkel died from cancer in 1997, Anonymous' son succumbed less than two years later. Touched by the poem and Sterkel's care, Anonymous made the donation to the Galen Center noting: "Some people don't deserve to be forgotten. " 
The facility is 255,000 square feet, with a 45,000 square feet pavilion, and has three practice courts and offices. The square foot is an Imperial unit / US customary unit (non- SI non- metric) of Area, used mainly in the United States The seating capacity is 10,258, and there are 22 private suites. Seating capacity refers to the number Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively In Music, a suite is an ordered set of Instrumental or Orchestral pieces normally performed in a Concert The rights to purchase tickets for approximately 1/3 of the seats are being sold through lifetime personal seat licenses, or PSL's, ranging from $2500-$10,000 per seat. PSL holders, who will be honored as "Galen Founders", will have the first right of refusal to purchase tickets for their seats for all sporting events and concerts held at the arena. Founders will have priority access to the on-site restaurant.
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