Walsh Gymnasium

Walsh Gymnasium is a multi-purpose arena in South Orange, New Jersey on the campus of Seton Hall University. The arena opened in 1941 and can seat 1,655 people.[1] It was home to the Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team before they moved to the Meadowlands in 1985 and then Prudential Center in 2007. Currently, the arena hosts the women's basketball and volleyball teams, but continues to host men's basketball for preseason exhibitions, postseason invitational games such as early rounds of the NIT, and occasionally a single non-conference game during the regular season's opening week. The building is part of the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center, and, like the school's main library, is named for Rev. Thomas J. Walsh, Fifth Bishop of Newark and former President of the Board of Trustees.

Walsh Gymnasium
Location400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Coordinates40.741690°N 74.244921°W / 40.741690; -74.244921
OwnerSeton Hall University
OperatorSeton Hall University
Capacity1,655
Opened1941
Tenants
Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball (19411985)
Seton Hall Pirates women's basketball
Seton Hall Pirates volleyball

In 2007, Seton Hall University announced that selected women's basketball games will be played in Prudential Center in Newark.

Walsh hosted a semifinal game of the ECAC Metro Region Tournament, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college basketball tournament organized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), in 1977.[2][3] Both games for the Pirates in the 2012 NIT were played in Walsh.

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