Pizzitola Sports Center

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Paul Baily Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center
The Pitz, The Towers
Location Hope St & Lloyd Ave
Providence, RI 02906
Owner Brown University
Operator Brown University
Capacity 2,800
Broke ground 1987
Opened February 1989
Construction cost $7.6 million
Architect Eggers Group, New York City
Brown University Bears (basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, squash)

The Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center, often referred to as "the Pitz" by students,[1] is a 2,800-seat multi-purpose athletic center in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, which was built in 1989. It is home to the Brown University Bears men's and women's basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling and squash teams.[2] It was built adjacent to Meehan Auditorium on Lloyd Avenue[3] as a replacement for Marvel Gymnasium, which was located next to Brown Stadium on Elmgrove Ave.[4] The building was named for Paul Bailey Pizzitola (class of 1881), whose father contributed $2 million to its construction. The lobby of the building is named for the Brown attendee (1887–89) and American football legend John Heisman (class of 1891).[2]


See also


  1. ^ Ivy Hoops Doubleheader On YES This Weekend at ivyleaguesports.com. Accessed November 22, 2009. Archived November 22, 2009
  2. ^ a b Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center at brownbears.com. Accessed November 22, 2009. Archived November 22, 2009
  3. ^ Letter size printable PDF of the entire Brown campus at planetary.brown.edu. Accessed November 22, 2009. Archived November 22, 2009
  4. ^ Marvel Gymnasium at brown.edu. Accessed November 22, 2009. Archived November 22, 2009

Coordinates: 41°49′54″N 71°23′53″W / 41.831743°N 71.398043°W / 41.831743; -71.398043

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