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Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
is multi-purpose arena
An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators. The key feature of an arena is that the event space is the...
in Greenville, North Carolina
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, USA. The arena opened in 1968. It is home to the East Carolina University
East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, engaged doctoral/research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. Named East Carolina University by statute and commonly known as ECU or East Carolina, the university is the largest institution of higher learning in...
Pirates men's and women's basketball
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s. The facility underwent a complete renovation in the 1990s and currently seats 8,000 people. The building was named for the Minges and Williams families in honor of their longstanding support of the University.