The Ryan Center
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The beautifully outfitted Alumni Room lounge is available as a function room for parties for up to 125 when events are not occupying the arena and is open to Priority Seat Holders with food and beverage service during basketball games. The Alumni Room is also home to the URI Hall of Fame. The luxury suites are exclusive and fully furnished, offering VIP treatment for up to twenty people.
The arena can also be subdivided to provide a half-house venue for smaller functions. The event floor seating retracts to provide space suitable for family shows or trade conferences. A portable stage is available for concerts and performance events and the event floor itself can seat up to 500 for a banquet.
Amenities include two full-color LED video boards and a full arena ribbon wrap that offers complete full motion video capabilities. The state-of-the-art house sound system, designed with acoustic provisions, provides a full range of high power sound to all seats in the venue, including the concourse and Alumni Room making it suitable for any event. In addition, 42 LCD High Definition televisions are also installed throughout the facility to provide a live stream during events. Featured in all lobbies, concourse levels, suites, meeting rooms and artists’ dressing rooms the televisions create a constant connection between patrons and the action on the arena floor.