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United Spirit Arena


Structure in General

existing [completed]


  • United Spirit Arena is located within the Masked Rider Zone of the campus.
  • 1,287,000 bricks were used in the building's construction.
  • The building has 387 doors and 624 steps.
  • There are 24 restrooms in the building with 292 toilets in all.
  • There are 115 wheelchair spaces available in the arena.
  • The ceiling of the building is 104 feet from the playing floor to the highest point in the ceiling.
  • The arena floor is 123 by 168 feet covering 21,000 square feet.
  • The United Spirit Arena opened on October 1, 1999.
  • The Arena has 15,020 permanent seats.
  • The roof contains 168,102 square feet of surface area.
  • The site was dug 19 feet deep below grade, then back filled with a 2 foot layer. The building's foundation actually sits 17 feet below grade.
  • 6,200 tons of steel in the roof structure using 92,000 bolts.
  • There are 1,300 electrical outlets and light switches in the building with 133 miles of electrical wiring.
  • The event level is 91,639 square feet with 81,017 square feet on the concourse level.
  • The roof is covered with 82,000 shingles made of fired red Indiana clay.
  • Over 4,000 lights are used to light the arena.
  • 44 double Ts for "Texas Tech" adorn the concourse level tile floor.
  • The building's exterior is covered in 428 panes of glass.
  • The 8-story Victory Tower is located on the southeast side of the arena.
  • The air conditioning system provides 1,700 tons of cooling per hour.
  • There are 1,500 fire protection sprinklers in the building and 24 fire hose valves with 25,000 feet of fire protection piping.

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1701 Indiana Avenue
3300-3398 18th Street, 3301-3399 Main Street
1701 Indiana Avenue

Technical Data

79.00 ft
79.00 ft

Involved Companies

Joe D. McKay AIA Architects

Rosser International, Inc.
Rosser International, Inc.
Rosser International, Inc.

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