From its grand unveiling at the Hoops Mania basketball kickoff event in October to the final sold-out home game of the season leading up to March Madness, the Finneran Pavilion was a fan favorite throughout its inaugural season.

“The Finn” received a $65 million renovation in 2017-18, kicked off by a $22.6 million gift from William B. Finneran ’63 VSB. Fans can now enjoy upgraded gathering areas and concessions, an interactive history exhibit that celebrates the storied Villanova Athletic tradition, and high-tech audiovisual displays throughout the arena.

“The Finneran Pavilion is a completely reimagined, transformed space that has made the entire Nova Nation proud,” says Mark Jackson, director of Athletics.

The 6,501-seat arena was sold out for every Men’s Basketball game this season. But one seat was always empty—the Lone Chair is symbolically reserved as a tribute to servicemen and women who have lost their lives, become prisoners of war or been listed as missing in action.

Inside the Finneran Pavilion, Villanova’s Men’s Basketball players in mid-game on the court with packed stands

Finneran Pavilion was packed for the Men’s Basketball team’s first game—and win—of the season versus Morgan State on Nov. 6.