Bank of Colorado Arena

Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center is a 2,992-seat multi-purpose arena in Greeley, Colorado, United States. It was built in 1974 and is home to the University of Northern Colorado Bears men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the Bears volleyball, wrestling and indoor track and field programs.

Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center
Former namesButler-Hancock Hall
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion
Location1862 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80639
Coordinates40.402251°N 104.703097°W / 40.402251; -104.703097
OwnerUniversity of Northern Colorado
OperatorUniversity of Northern Colorado
Capacity2,992 (2011-present)
2,941 (2006-2011)
4,500 (1975-2006)
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Broke ground1974
OpenedFebruary 4, 1975
Construction cost$13.3 million (renovation)
ArchitectLamar Kelsey and Associates
Tenants
Northern Colorado Bears basketball (NCAA)

Located on Northern Colorado's west campus, the Bank of Colorado Arena serves as "The Home of the Bears." Originally named for longtime UNC coaches Pete Butler and John W. Hancock, Butler-Hancock Hall opened its doors February 4, 1975. The venue was renamed the Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion during the 2004–05 season. It hosted the finals of the 2011 Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament.

The venue is undergoing 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.

On November 14, 2014, Northern Colorado announced a 15-year naming rights agreement with the Bank of Colorado to rename the arena the Bank of Colorado Arena.[1]

Top 10 Butler-Hancock crowds

  • 4,674 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/18/89)
  • 4,429 vs. Augustana (2/23/89)
  • 4,013 vs. Alaska-Farbanks (3/17/89)
  • 3,875 vs. South Dakota State (2/25/89)
  • 3,586 vs. Air Force (2/4/75)
  • 3,311 vs. Denver (2/7/05)
  • 3,198 vs. University of Illinois Chicago (3/30/18)[2]
  • 3,192 vs. Colorado State (12/1/09)
  • 3,104 vs. South Dakota (1/19/89)
  • 3,013 vs. Denver (12/28/09)
  • 2,932 vs. Metro State (12/5/86)

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 .636
  • 2005-06 5-9 .357
  • 2006-07 3-9 .250
  • 2007-08 9-4 .692
  • 2008-09 9-4 .692
  • 2009-10 13-2 .867
  • 2010-11 14-0 1.000

Total 276-172 .616

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