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Rothman Center

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Capacity  6,000
Opened  September 9, 1987
Surface  Hardwood
Location  Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1,000 River Road Hackensack, NJ 07601
Owner  Fairleigh Dickinson University
Operator  Fairleigh Dickinson University

Rothman Center is a 6,000 seat multi-purpose arena in Hackensack, New Jersey. It was built in 1987 and is home to the Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights men's & women's basketball, volleyball, track & field teams, and many other sports.

The center hosted the Northeast Conference men's basketball tournament final in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. The center also hosts various trade shows and special events ranging from doll shows and toy soldier shows to visits by Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1988 & former President Bill Clinton as well as former Vice President Al Gore. On October 21, 2009 the Rothman Center was visited by President Barack Obama. President Obama visited the Rothman Center to rally for former Governor of New Jersey Jon S. Corzine.

The Rothman Center is named for Mr. & Mrs. George Rothman, both of whom were generous benefactors to the university.

The Northeast Conference men's basketball tournament was held there three times.

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Rothman Center Wikipedia


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