Twenty years ago this week, the Stan Sheriff Center hosted its inaugural University of Hawai`i sporting event and became the “Home Of The ‘Bows.”
On Oct. 21, 1994, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team defeated San Jose State in four sets (15-4, 12-15, 15-2, 15-6) as the arena was successfully dedicated.
On Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., UH will commemorate 20 years of sports and special events in the arena by hosting a women’s volleyball match against the alma mater (Cal Poly) of the man whose name adorns the building, Stan Sheriff, the former UH athletics director (1983-92) who spearheaded the construction of the arena before passing away in 1992.
A special on-court ceremony will be held at intermission of Friday’s volleyball match to commemorate the arena’s 20 years of serving as a sports and entertainment venue for the people of Hawai`i.
Also, in honor of the occasion, the H-Zone store in the Stan Sheriff Center will offer 20% off on all apparel beginning at 6 p.m. (when the arena gates open) and extending through the end of the match. The discount can’t be combined with other promotions or discounts.
The Stan Sheriff Center, rightfully named after the man who lobbied for its construction, has served as the home of the UH men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams and hosted several memorable events during the past two decades.
The arena has a capacity of 10,300, making it the largest venue in the Big West Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The arena stands 113 feet tall and is capped by an aluminum dome. The two concourse levels cover a total of 187,000 square feet.