Opened Nov. 4, 1983, is the largest arena in northern Nevada. Named after Nevada’s legendary coach and athletic director, Glenn “Jake” Lawlor.He played and coached football, basketball, tennis, golf, baseball and track. Lawlor was also the university's athletic director, 1959-1970.(1)
All-Time Winningest Coach: Glenn Jake Lawlor (15 years in 1943 and from 1946-59 when school was classified as a small college, 201-168 record, .545)(2)
Originally built at a cost of $26 million, Lawlor Events Center has undergone periodic modifications and improvements. Architect Casazza, Peetz & Associates.
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1.)^Campus Buildings And Names, http://www.cis.unr.edu/ecatalog/%28S%28hz3m2v45dy2o2345xeccg4ir%29%29/Default.aspx?article_list_id=22102&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
2.)^College Hoopedia, http://www.collegehoopedia.com/schools/nevada