Canale Arena

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<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Canale Arena (formerly De La Salle Gymnasium) is the on-campus athletic facility for Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Buccaneers

Canale Arena is home to the Buccaneer and Lady Buccaneer basketball and volleyball teams.

The Buccaneer basketball team was the Gulf South Conference champion in 2008.

History

Origin

The original structure was completed in 1950. At that time, it was the largest indoor arena in the city of Memphis.

Renovation

The arena was fully renovated in 2004. Among renovations were the addition of new stadium seating, bleachers, a hospitality suite, a Hall of Fame conference room, restrooms, a lobby, and Canale Cafe. The arena has a stated capacity of 1,000.

Namesake

The athletic facility was originally named De La Salle Gymnasium in honor of St. John Baptist de la Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers. The Lasallian Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic religious order, founded Christian Brothers University in 1871.

When the facility was reopened and blessed on December 10, 2004, it was renamed in honor of John D. Canale, Jr. Memphis businessman John D. Canale, Jr. served on the university's board of trustees from 1970 to 1983 and...
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