Thursday, October 25, 2012

Charger Gymnasium, 300 Boston Post Road, University Of New Haven, New Haven, CT

The University of New Haven was founded in 1920 as the New Haven YMCA Junior College, a division of Northeastern University; it became New Haven College in 1926.[1]
The Gymnasium wasn't built until the 1960's.
Located on UNH's North Campus, directly across Boston Post Road from the main UNH campus, Charger Gymnasium has long been the game site for the UNH men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. It houses locker rooms for all of the Chargers' varsity athletic programs, as well as the athletic administration offices, the sports medicine room, equipment room and the Tony Sparano Training Center.

The building has hosted numerous NCAA Regional competitions throughout the years, as well as the Special Olympics, UNH Convocations, a number of musical concerts, and camps & clinics for the surrounding community, among other events.

Jerry performed here on
2/16/80 Jerry Garcia Band



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  2. Thank you for this post. I grew up at 222 rockdale road and sometime in the late 60s when I was around 7 my backyard turn from a Forrest to the UNH athletic field. If someone hit a homerun far enough it would land in my back yard and my dog kept the ball. So many found memories of hanging around all the sports teams as a youth. We helped with all kinds of things during all the practices and the games. We being the kids I hung out with and instead of getting in trouble Porky Vierra was helping to mold us into fierce competitors in sports and business later in life. He did not even know it but we watched him as children lead teams and he impressed all of us.