The on-campus home of the Hawks is Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Officially dedicated November 11, 1949, the Fieldhouse played host to its first game two weeks later on November 26th when the men's basketball team lost to Rhode Island, 62-46. The women's team played its first varsity game on January 17, 1974 against the defending national champion Mighty Macs of Immaculata. The Hawks lost that contest, but have gone on to compile an impressive 263-77 record in the Fieldhouse. Extensive renovations in the facility began in the Summer of 1987. During that phase, the seating capacity was increased to 3,200 with the addition of court level side bleachers; the "end zone" court bleachers were replaced and a complete painting of the building's interior was accomplished. A new scoreboard was also installed at this time. In the Fall of 1989, a new roof and replacement windows were added to the Fieldhouse. The next phase of the facility renovations took place in the Summer of 1990 with a completely new floor, improved lockerroom space, a state of the art media room and a refurbished lobby area. Prior to the 1994-95 season, a new sound system was installed in the building. DIRECTIONS TO ALUMNI MEMORIAL FIELDHOUSE From the North: NJ Turnpike to Exit 6 (PA Turnpike connector). Follow PA Turnpike to exit 25A (Rt. 476). Follow 476 South to Rt. 76 East, toward Philadelphia. Follow Rt. 76 East to exit 33 (Rt. 1 South, City Avenue). Make left on 54th Street and then right into parking lot. Fieldhouse is straight ahead. From the East: From the Ben Franklin Bridge (via Rt. 676) or the Walt Whitman Bridge: Follow Rt. 76 West to exit 33 (Rt. 1 South, City Avenue). Make left on 54th Street and then right into parking lot. Fieldhouse is straight ahead. From the South: Rte. 95 North to 476 North. Follow 476 North to exit 3 (Rt. 1). Follow Rt. 1 North to SJU, approximately 10 miles. Make right on 54th Street and right into parking lot. Fieldhouse is straight ahead. From the West: PA Turnpike to Exit 24 (Valley Forge). Follow Rt. 76 East, toward Philadelphia, to Exit 33 (Rt. 1 South, City Avenue). Make right on 54th Street and right into parking lot. Fieldhouse is straight ahead. From the Airport: I-95 North to Rt. 76 West. Follow Rt. 76 West to exit 33 (Rt. 1 South, City Avenue). Make right on 54th Street and right into parking lot. Fieldhouse is straight ahead.
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