Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion

Infobox_Stadium
stadium_name = Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
nickname = Butler-Hancock
location = University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado
broke_ground = 1975
opened = February 4, 1975
owner = University of Northern Colorado
operator = University of Northern Colorado
surface = Wood
construction_cost = Unknown
architect = Lamar Kelsey and Associates
former_names = Butler-Hancock Hall
tenants = Bears (NCAA)
seating_capacity = 4,500

Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion is a 4,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Greeley, Colorado. It was built in 1974 and is home to the University of Northern Colorado Bears men's & women's basketball teams, as well as the Bears volleyball, and indoor track and field programs.

Located on Northern Colorado's west campus, Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion serves as "The Home of the Bears." Named for longtime UNC coaches Pete Butler and John Hancock, Butler-Hancock Hall opened its doors Feb. 4, 1975. The venue was renamed the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion during the 2004-05 season.

The venue is currently undergoing extensive renovations including a new seating structure involving chairback, permanent seating along the sides of the court as well as added seating behind each basket. There will be permanent chairback seating behind the east end basket and portable bleacher seating behind the west end goal.Other enhancements include:
* New scoreboards
* New sound system
* Renovated restrooms
* Ticket center
* Hall of Athletics [http://uncbears.cstv.com/genrel/032806aaf.html Renovation Information]

Top 10 Butler-Hancock Crowds

*1. 4,674 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/18/89)
*2. 4,429 vs. Augustana (2/23/89)
*3. 4,013 vs. Alaska-Farbanks (3/17/89)
*4. 3,875 vs. South Dakota State (2/7/89)
*5. 3,586 vs. Air Force (2/4/75)
*6. 3,311 vs. Denver (2/7/05)
*7. 3,104 vs. South Dakota (1/19/89)
*8. 2,932 vs. Metro State (12/5/86)
*9. 2,903 vs. Nebraska-Omaha (1/21/89)
*10. 2,877 vs. North Dakota State (2/11/89)

UNC Men's Basketball Year-by-Year at Butler-Hancock

Year Record Pct.
*1974-75 4-1 .800
*1975-76 8-3 .727
*1976-77 6-3 .667
*1977-78 9-5 .643
*1978-79 5-6 .455
*1979-80 6-5 .545
*1980-81 4-7 .364
*1981-82 9-2 .818
*1982-83 7-5 .583
*1983-84 3-8 .273
*1984-85 13-1 .929
*1985-86 9-5 .643
*1986-87 10-2 .833
*1987-88 10-3 .769
*1988-89 15-2 # .882
*1989-90 7-6 .538
*1990-91 2-10 .167
*1991-92 12-4 .750
*1992-93 8-5 .615
*1993-94 6-7 .462
*1994-95 7-6 .538
*1995-96 5-7 .417
*1996-97 5-8 .385
*1997-98 10-3 .769
*1998-99 6-6 .500
*1999-00 5-7 .417
*2000-01 7-5 .583
*2001-02 9-3 .750
*2002-03 5-6 .455
*2003-04 4-5 .444
*2004-05 7-4 .636Total 223-145 .606

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[http://uncbears.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/102103aaa.html Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion Official Site]


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