E. A. Diddle Arena is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Bowling Green, Kentucky. An arena is an enclosed area often circular or oval-shaped designed to showcase Theater, musical performances or sporting events Bowling Green is the fourth-most populous City in the US state of Kentucky after Louisville, Lexington and Owensboro The arena, built in 1963, is home to the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers men's basketball team and Lady Toppers women's basketball and volleyball teams. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Western Kentucky University ( WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green Kentucky, USA Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet It is also known as Academic-Athletic Building #1. It also holds Military Science and Physical Education & Recreation classes and offices.
Diddle Arena was built in 1963 and is named after longtime WKU men's coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Edgar Diddle. EA Diddle Arena is a 7500-seat multi-purpose Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at Basketball Edgar Allen Diddle ( March 12, 1895 in Gradyville Kentucky, United States - January 2, 1970) was a college men's Basketball It hosted the Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament in 1976, 1978, and 1980-1982 and has hosted the Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball tournament four times. The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I since 1976. Dedicated on December 7, 1963, Diddle Arena has hosted some of the finest players and teams ever to play in the college ranks. Events 43 BC - Marcus Tullius Cicero assassinated 1696 - Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways Originally designed to seat 8,500 fans, the seating capacity has fluctuated over the years and by 1970 the arena had been adjusted to hold 13,508. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Some of the record crowds that the arena has hosted include 14,277 fans for a 1971 battle against former OVC arch-rival Murray State; 13,000 for the 1984 Wendy's Classic Final versus Louisiana Tech and All-American Karl Malone; and 13,300 for a 1986 showdown with former Sun Belt Conference rival UAB. Murray State University, located in the town of Murray, Kentucky, is an approximately 10000-student four-year public university Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an enrollment of 10950 students in the 08-09 year Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24 1963 is a retired American professional Basketball player The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I since 1976. The UAB Blazers are the forest green and old gold-swathed athletic teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, generally known as UAB
In 2004 a $32 million renovation was completed which reduced seating capacity to around 7,500. The renovation also included: 16 luxury suites, all-new seating, new concession and restroom areas, new playing floor, elevator access to all levels, new sound and lighting systems, two new auxiliary gyms, new training and weight rooms, air-conditioning, and new locker and office space complex facilities.