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.