The Pavilion at Ole Miss
The centerpiece of the Forward Together campaign is the brand new, state-of-the-art $96.5-million Pavilion at Ole Miss. On July 31, 2014, ground was broken on the 225,000-square feet arena that officially opened its doors on January 7, 2016 with the Rebel men’s basketball team’s victory over Alabama.
Designed by AECOM and built by BL Harbert, The Pavilion boasts a capacity of 9,500 fans and includes a number of first-class amenities, including courtside and baseline seating for students, three premium club areas for fans and more than 1,700 premium seats all within an intimate seating bowl. The men’s and women’s locker rooms measure almost 1,500 square feet, while the facility also houses two visiting team locker rooms, officials’ locker rooms, a volleyball locker room and green room space.
Ole Miss worked with Daktronics to design, manufacture and install the largest center-hung video display board in college sports with nearly 2,400 square feet of LED. The center-hung configuration consists of 13 video displays for a total of more than 3.6 million LEDs. It includes four main video displays, two undermount video displays, four corner displays and three 360-degree rings.
The main entrance and north lobby of The Pavilion features the C Spire Speedzone, an interactive lounge through partnership with C Spire that also includes Steak ‘n Shake, Raising Cane’s, Rebel Locker Room by Lids and a ticket office. The C Spire Speedzone offers a lightning fast, 1 gigabit-per-second, fiber optic-enabled Wi-Fi network as well as social media digital displays, power port enabled charging stations and a kiosk to purchase mobile devices and accessories.
The Pavilion also includes a five-story parking garage with 800 spaces that services the entire campus community.
The placement of The Pavilion allows Ole Miss to further enhance its athletics complex – better connecting athletics to the heart of the best campus in higher education. This centralized location creates an impressive “front door” for Rebel Athletics and a destination point not only on a gameday but every day of the week.
The Pavilion at Ole Miss is the crown jewel of the Forward Together Campaign, which surpassed its original goal of $150 million in just more than four years and continues toward its new goal of $200 million. Other components of the campaign include a north end zone expansion and suite renovations at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, renovation of the Gillom Center, FedEx Academic Support Center and Starnes Athletic Training Center, as well as other future projects.
- Opening January 7, 2016
- More than 225,000 total square feet
- Seats approximately 9,500 fans and includes 1,700 premium seats
- Houses men’s and women’s locker rooms measuring almost 1,500 square feet
- Features largest center-hung video display board in college sports with nearly 2,400 square feet of LED
- Concourse highlighted by the C Spire Speedzone, which includes Steak ‘n Shake, Raising Cane’s, Rebel Locker Room by Lids and a ticket office
- Includes five-story parking garage with more than 800 spaces