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Published: January 07, 2014, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: January 07, 2014, 05:21 PM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

Paramount to the success of an intercollegiate program is a first-class facility, and the Tigers have just that in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

For 39 years the “PMAC” has been home to some of the finest gymnastics competitions in the nation, and LSU has been nearly unbeatable in the facility as the Tigers have earned a 246-55-3 record since the program first started in 1975 for a winning percentage of 81 percent. The Tigers finished 4-1 inside the Maravich Center in 2013, including a victory over eventual national champion Florida.

The Maravich Center has served as the host site for three SEC Championships and nine NCAA Regional Championships, the last of which came in 2008 and helped propel LSU to its first ever NCAA Super Six, and the Tigers are scheduled to host an NCAA Regional again in 2014.

Tiger fans have come out in droves to the Maravich Center to watch LSU gymnastics as the Tigers’ home attendance has ranked in the top 10 nationally for 10 consecutive seasons. In fact, LSU earned the highest ranking in school history at No. 5 in the national attendance rankings in 2013 with an average of 5,353 fans at each home meet, including a school-record 8,574 fans in attendance at LSU’s meet against Alabama.

Nine of the top 10 most attended meets in the Maravich Center have come in the last six seasons as the Tigers have reached new heights with three NCAA Super Six appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2013 as well as six NCAA individual national titles since 2008.

Seating 13,215 spectators, the massive $11.5 million building has competed with neighboring Tiger Stadium as the most visible structure on the LSU campus since its completion in 1971.

Originally named, “The Assembly Center,” in 1988 Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer signed legislation changing the official name of the building to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in honor of the former LSU basketball legend who had died earlier that same year.

The Maravich Center also serves as home to both the LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the volleyball program.

In addition to the normal seating configuration, a proscenium stage can be lowered into place at the north end allowing some 4,500 seats for theatrical productions. An additional 1,000 seats can be placed on the floor for graduations, convocations, lectures, concerts or other special events.

Several renovations have recently been completed to keep the Maravich Center as one of the top facilities in the Southeastern Conference. In 2004, the upper concourse was remodeled to include exhibits, displays and interactive kiosks documenting LSU sports history in the PMAC. In 2008, a new multi-million dollar high definition video replay system was installed in the scoreboard, and in 2006 and again in 2010 new seating was installed to make fans more comfortable and bring them closer to the action.

LSU Gymnastics Practice Facility

The LSU gymnastics team moved into the renovated training area in the LSU Field House in the fall of 2000. Located in the midst of LSU’s state-of-the-art athletics complexes, the gymnastics facility includes a locker room, squad room and 18,143 square feet of training space. There is an equipment room, sound room and conditioning/aerobic room.

Large glass windows allow onlookers from the practice facility to view the Bernie Moore Track Stadium, legendary Tiger Stadium, the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and the beautiful landscaping of the LSU campus.

Amenities

  • 18,143 square feet of training space
  • Private locker room
  • Squad meeting room
  • Self-contained training areas for each apparatus
  • Trench bar
  • 3 sets of uneven bars
  • Tramp-bar
  • Foam pit landing from uneven bars
  • Conditioning/Aerobic room

LSU Gymnastics Home Attendance Records

Rank
Attendance
Opponent
Date
Result
Score
1. 8,574 Alabama 3/8/13 L 197.725-197.500
2.
7,717
Alabama
2/22/08
L
196.300-196.125
3. 6,170 NC State
3/7/09
W
197.150-195.725
4. 5,717 Georgia 3/1/13 W 197.050-196.825
5. 5,641 Oregon St.
3/5/10
W
196.925-195.525
6. 5,159 NC State 3/2/12 W 196.550-194.875
7. 5,076 Georgia
2/24/95
L
197.095-196.175
8. 4,896 Arkansas 2/15/13 W 196.825-195.625
9. 4,460 Georgia
2/18/11
L
196.500-196.350
10. 4,369 Georgia
1/16/09
L
196.850-195.950
11.
4,170
Alabama
1/23/04
L
197.600-196.750
12.
4,155
Alabama
2/18/94
T
194.925-194.925
13.
4,122
Georgia
1/24/97
T
196.425-196.425
14.
4,088
Centenary
3/18/05
W
196.900-190.375
15. 4,074 Florida 1/11/13 W 196.875-196.575
16.
4,022
Kentucky
1/23/98
W
194.975-192.775
17. 4,013 Alabama 2/24/12 L 197.025-196.575
18.
4,012
Georgia
2/11/05
W
196.375-195.525
19.
4,003
Florida
2/7/97
L
195.475-195.500
20. 3,976 Kentucky 2/3/12 W 196.125-195.050
21.
3,932
Ill.-Chicago/UNH/WMU
3/4/05
1st
196.175 (1st)
22. 3,764 Georgia
2/2/07
L
197.425-196.450
23.
3,646
Super Six Challenge
1/6/06
4th
193.900 (LSU)
24. 3,590 Florida
1/21/11
L
196.425-194.000
25. 3,504 NC State 1/4/13 W 196.075-194.975

LSU Gymnastics Year-by-Year Home Record

Year Meets Record Pct.
1975 3 5-0 1.000
1976 4 8-0 1.000
1977 5 6-0 1.000
1978 5 7-0 1.000
1979 5 11-1 .917
1980 6 9-0 1.000
1981 4 7-1 .875
1982 5 5-0 1.000
1983 3 3-0 1.000
1984 3 3-0 1.000
1985 6 2-4 .333
1986 5 8-1 .889
1987 5 6-0 1.000
1988 6 11-1-1 .846
1989 6 8-1 .889
1990 5 5-0 1.000
1991 5 2-3 .400
1992 6 4-8 .333
1993 5 9-3 .750
1994 3 3-0-1 .875
1995 5 5-2 .714
1996 5 8-4 .667
1997 5 3-1-1 .700
1998 6 8-3 .727
1999 6 11-2 .846
2000 5 5-0 1.000
2001 5 7-1 .875
2002 7 12-0 1.000
2003 4 2-2 .500
2004 6 10-1 .909
2005 6 8-0 1.000
2006 8 9-7 .563
2007 6 4-2 .667
2008 7 11-1 .917
2009 5 5-1 .833
2010 6 6-0 1.000
2011 5 2-3 .400
2012 4-1 .800
2013 5 4-1 .800
Totals 202 246-55-3 .814
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