When it opened in 1940 with a capacity of 7,000, Cameron Indoor Stadium was the largest indoor arena in the southern United States. Today, relatively unchanged after more than 65 years, it’s one of the smaller collegiate arenas in the nation, but a funny thing happened along the way: Cameron Indoor Stadium has deservedly earned legendary status as one of the truly great places to attend college basketball games.
Located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Cameron Indoor Stadium benefits both the Blue Devils men’s and women’s NCAA basketball teams with intimate seating arrangements that include bleacher-style seats alongside the court reserved for students.
Some minor renovations have occurred over the decades, yet the university’s mission remains to steadfastly maintain the venue’s original charm and elegance. Against this backdrop, SPL Integrated Solutions (now AVI SPL IS) of Columbia, Maryland, was invited in mid-2007 to submit ideas for a new arena-wide sound reinforcement system to the university’s facilities management and athletic departments as part of a renovation phase.