THE VENUE AT UCF
One of the elite volleyball-only facilities in the nation, The Venue at UCF seats 2,000 fans for volleyball matches and is located on the north side of campus. Formerly the UCF Arena, the facility was completely renovated and re-opened in April 2008 as an 87,000-square foot multi-purpose, air-conditioned facility.
The 31,000 square feet first floor at The Venue contains locker rooms, player lounges and an equipment room. From the locker room, student-athletes have access to a state-of-the-art sports medicine facility located inside the new UCF Arena.
A 2,000-squre foot weight room is also located on the first floor. The weight room provides the Knights with access to free weight and machine equipment, cardio and treadmills.
The second level contains spacious office and meeting space for the women's volleyball and men's and women's basketball staffs.
UCF's gameday playing surface is now state-of-the-art Sport Court. Sport Court has been the official playing surface of USA Volleyball for the past 18 years, and has been the only court surface used for the men's and women's NCAA Volleyball Championships for the last 16 years.
The UCF volleyball team opened The Venue in prime form on Sept. 2, 2008, when it hosted eventual NCAA National-Runner Up, Stanford, in front of a record-breaking crowd of 1,568 fans. The capacity crowd in attendance helped the Knights honor members of UCF's 1978 AIAW national championship squad with a banner-dropping ceremony.