CFE Federal Credit Union Arena

Orlando, Florida

Since its founding in 1963, the University of Central Florida’s student body has tripled to more than 48,000. Not only was residential housing on campus in short supply, but the university also needed a new arena to meet the demanding expectations of its newly-achieved NCAA Division I status. In a unique partnership, UCF partnered with a national developer to build two residence halls and retail space that would help fund a new arena. The arena is the crown jewel of the campus’ $200-million athletics and student residential complex. In addition to hosting basketball and volleyball games, the arena also has featured conference basketball tournaments and more than 50 concerts.