The Palestra, often called the Cathedral of College Basketball, is a historic arena and the home gym of the University of Pennsylvania Quakers men's and women's basketball teams, volleyball teams, wrestling team, and Philadelphia Big 5 basketball. Located at 235 South 33rd St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, near Franklin Field in the University City section of Philadelphia, it opened on January 1, 1927. The Palestra has been called "the most important building in the history of college basketball" and "changed the entire history of the sport for which it was built."

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  • The Palestra, often called the Cathedral of College Basketball, is a historic arena and the home gym of the University of Pennsylvania Quakers men's and women's basketball teams, volleyball teams, wrestling team, and Philadelphia Big 5 basketball. Located at 235 South 33rd St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, near Franklin Field in the University City section of Philadelphia, it opened on January 1, 1927. The Palestra has been called "the most important building in the history of college basketball" and "changed the entire history of the sport for which it was built." The arena originally seated about 10,000, but now seats 8,725 for basketball. The Palestra is famed for its close-to-the-court seating with the bleachers ending at the floor with no barrier to separate the fans from the game. At the time of its construction, the Palestra was one of the world's largest arenas. It was one of the first steel-and-concrete arenas in the United States and also one of the first to be constructed without interior pillars blocking the view. Since its inception, the Palestra has hosted more games, more visiting teams, and more NCAA tournaments than any other facility in college basketball. (en)
  • The Palestra es un histórico pabellón deportivo perteneciente a la Universidad de Pensilvania en el cual compiten los equipos de baloncesto masculino y femenino, voleibol y lucha libre de los Penn Quakers, los equipos deportivos de la univerisidad, además de celebrarse los partidos pertenecientes a la liga no oficial denominada Philadelphia Big Five. Se encuentra situada en el campus de la universidad, en la ciudad de Filadelfia, y fue inaugurado el 1 de enero de 1927. Aunque originalmente la capacidad era de 10.000 espectadores, en la actualidad se ha reducido para el baloncesto a 8.722. La Palestra es famosa por la cercanía del público al terreno de juego, con los banquillos prácticamente empotrados en la grada. Fue uno de los primeros pabellones modernos de acero y hormigón en los Estados Unidos, y también uno de los primeros sin pilares interiores que molestasen la visión. cuando se construyó, fue uno de los pabellones más grandes del mundo. (es)
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  • The Palestra, often called the Cathedral of College Basketball, is a historic arena and the home gym of the University of Pennsylvania Quakers men's and women's basketball teams, volleyball teams, wrestling team, and Philadelphia Big 5 basketball. Located at 235 South 33rd St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, near Franklin Field in the University City section of Philadelphia, it opened on January 1, 1927. The Palestra has been called "the most important building in the history of college basketball" and "changed the entire history of the sport for which it was built." (en)
  • The Palestra es un histórico pabellón deportivo perteneciente a la Universidad de Pensilvania en el cual compiten los equipos de baloncesto masculino y femenino, voleibol y lucha libre de los Penn Quakers, los equipos deportivos de la univerisidad, además de celebrarse los partidos pertenecientes a la liga no oficial denominada Philadelphia Big Five. Se encuentra situada en el campus de la universidad, en la ciudad de Filadelfia, y fue inaugurado el 1 de enero de 1927. (es)
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