2014 Athletic Business Magazine Facility Madness Tournament Winner
(Lincoln, NE) – SMG-managed Pinnacle Bank Arena was named the ”2014 Best Arena in College Basketball” by Athletic Business, a magazine source for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals. The publication recently set out to find the top college basketball arena in the nation. Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena, home to the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers men’s and women’s basketball teams, took top honors with more than 50,000 votes throughout the two week tournament.
The 32-arena “Facility Madness” bracket included venues such as UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, Syracuse’s Carrier Dome and Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
According to Athletic Business the modern feel and amenities of Pinnacle Bank Arena generated enough votes to overtake Butler University’s historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in the championship round.
Pinnacle Bank Arena General Manager Tom Lorenz said ”This is an honor after capping off such tremendous seasons by both our men and women’s Cornhusker basketball teams. Thank you to our fan base for getting behind the voting effort to push it through.”