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EagleBank Arena Facts

September 9, 2013
  • Managed by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which owns and operates the AFL's Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor, NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals, WNBA's Washington Mystics and Verizon Center. MSE also manages the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. 
  • Opened on October 4, 1985, with a preseason game between the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) and the New York Knicks, which included rookie Patrick Ewing’s first game in a New York Knicks uniform.
  • A 31-year old, 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Fairfax, Va. at George Mason University that hosts Mason's men's and women's basketball games, sporting events, concerts, family shows and commencement ceremonies. 
  • Hosted 13 million in attendance with more than 3,812 events. 
  • Ranked No. 9 nationwide and No. 11 worldwide for top grossing venues in 2016 with a capacity of 10,001-15,000, according to leading trade publication, Venues Today
  • Ranked No. 7 nationwide and No. 17 worldwide for top grossing venues in 2016 with a capacity of 10,001-15,000, according to leading trade publication, Billboard magazine.
  • Ranked No. 42 nationwide in ticket sales according to leading trade publication Pollstar's Top 200 Arenas Worldwide list in 2016.
  • Ranked No. 1 Top University Venue in 2016 in the country for arenas with a capacity between 5,000-10,000 according to Venues Today.
  • Record attendance for a concert is held by Phish at 10,356. 
  • The record for the top grossing family show was broken in October 2014 with Disney On Ice presents Frozen at $2.6 million.  
  • George Mason University Patriots men’s basketball team has made six NCAA tournament appearances (1989, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2011) and four NIT appearances (1986, 2002, 2004, 2009) – the last two taking place at EagleBank Arena. 
  • George Mason men's basketball has accumulated a 279-120 record at the arena with a .707 winning percentage.
  • Hosted the CAA Men's Basketball Championship in 1986 prior to the tournament moving to a neutral site and back-to-back Women's Basketball Championships in 2005 and 2006. 
  • Hosted 139 events in 2016 including college basketball games, concerts, family shows and other special events, marking the seventh highest annual attendance figure in building’s history.
  • 37 commencement and graduation ceremonies in 2016 between George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and Fairfax County High Schools. 
  • Event highlights throughout the history of the arena include: Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Bob Dylan, Troye Sivan, Marc Anthony, Ricardo Arjona, Michael Buble, Mumford & Sons, Jeff Dunham, P!NK, Duran Duran, Third Day, UFC, Professional Bull Riding, Harlem Globetrotters, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Disney on Ice.