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History

LSU Volleyball heads into its 41st season at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in 2022. The structure, which was renamed in honor of the all-time LSU and NCAA men’s basketball scoring leader on July 22, 1988, seats 13,215 and ranks as one of the finest college athletic arenas in the nation.

LSU volleyball moved into a new state-of-the-art locker room facility off the southwest corridor starting in 2011. Decorated by numerous graphics showcasing the program’s prominent history, the fully carpeted facility features locker, film, equipment and training rooms.

The auxiliary gym located underground in the north section of the arena was converted to a volleyball practice facility leading into the 2010 season. Volleyball fans also can see a redesigned concourse with video and graphic displays, renovated concession stands and video kiosks showcasing the best of the sports that play in the building.

On July 1, 2004, the management of the Maravich Center came under the direction of the LSU Athletics Department and underwent a multi-year refurbishment. The renovations have included new television lighting, an interior makeover and new roof surface.

Prior to the 2007 season, the main arena got a new subfloor and a new playing floor. In the summer of 2008, the auxiliary practice gym also received a new floor.

In addition, all seats in the 100 lower level were replaced leading into the 2010 volleyball season.

Between 1985 and 1992, the Maravich Center was one of the top home courts in the nation, as LSU ran up a 110-10 (.917) record. During that time, LSU recorded a 37-match home-court win streak which is the second-longest streak in SEC history.

In 1991, the Tigers enjoyed possibly their finest season in the arena as LSU recorded a perfect 16-0 record and advanced to the Final Four through the NCAA South Regional in Baton Rouge.

The Maravich Center has played host to SEC and NCAA Tournaments for volleyball, basketball and gymnastics. The 1982, 1987 and 1995 SEC Volleyball Championships were all held in the arena.

LSU won its final eight league home matches in 2009 highlighted by a 3-0 sweep of No. 6 Florida to clinch the program’s fifth SEC championship. The Tigers also welcomed back postseason volleyball to the Maravich Center in 2009 for the first time since 1991. In total, the Maravich Center has been the site of four NCAA Championships as well as the 1991 NCAA South Regional.

 

MILESTONES AT THE PMAC

Longest Winning Streak: 37 (Oct. 2, 1985-Nov. 20, 1987)
Most Matches Won in a Season: 21 (1982)
Most Matches Lost in a Season: 11 (1983)
Best Winning Pct. in a Season: 1.000 (1986, 1991, 2005)

Arena Facts

11.5 Million
Original cost of building — $11.5 million; one of the most visible structures on campus.

East to West
East-to-West, you can put a football field and still have almost 33 yards of space left.

North to South
North-to-South, you can put another gridiron and have about 13 yards extra.

3,113,380
There are over one-fifth of a million square feet enclosed and over one-quarter of a million square feet throughout for a total of 3,113,380 cubic feet.

1,750
A total of 1,750 tons of air conditioning keeps the interior at year-round comfort.

Year-by-Year Home Match Records

since 1976

Year
Matches
Record
Pct.
1976
5
5-0
1.000
1977
6
6-0
1.000
1978
5
5-0
1.000
1979 5
4-1
.800
1980
8
3-5
.375
1981
16
12-4
.750
1982
27
21-6
.778
1983
26
15-11
.577
1984
19
11-8
.579
1985
10
9-1
.900
1986
16
16-0
1.000
1987
18
17-1
.944
1988
15
11-4
.733
1989
18
17-1
.944
1990
15
14-1
.933
1991
17
17-0
1.000
1992
15
13-2
.867
1993
16
8-8
.500
1994
15
6-9
.400
1995
16
12-4
.750
1996
13
5-8
.385
1997
16
6-10
.375
1998
13
8-5
.615
1999
14
10-4
.714
2000
14
7-7
.500
2001
10
8-2
.800
2002
9
5-4
.556
2003
12
6-6
.500
2004
13
8-5
.615
2005
6
6-0
1.000
2006
13
11-2
.705
2007
15
13-2
.867
2008
10
8-2
.800
2009 15 12-3 .800
2010 13 12-1 .923
2011 14 9-5 .643
2012 10 5-5 .500
2013 13 7-6 .538
2014 9 7-2 .778
2015 11 4-7 .364
2016 13 2-11 .154
2017 11 8-3 .727
2018 12 5-7 .416
2019 11 6-5 .545
2020 10 8-2 .800
2021 11 6-5 .545
2022
Totals 599
414-185
.691

Top 10 Volleyball Crowds

Rank
Attendance
Opponent Date
1.
2,316
South Carolina
Sept. 21, 2007
2.
2,250 *
Kentucky
Nov. 20, 1992
3.
2,038
Florida
Nov. 24, 1991
4.
1,842
Georgia
Oct. 3, 2012
5. 1,691 Texas A&M Sept. 22, 2017
6.
1,684
Florida
Nov. 3, 2006
7. 1,660 Texas A&M Sept. 30, 2018
8.
1,656
Florida
Oct. 9, 1992
9.
1,637
Georgia
Sept. 27, 2013
10.
1,635
Kentucky
Sept. 24, 2014

* – estimated