Aaron S Terry, Stadium Journey

New Review: VMI Basketball

If you find yourself watching college basketball amidst a crowd of fans wearing fatigues, you just might be in Cameron Hall, home of the VMI Keydets. With a great mascot and lots of military history in the area, a visit to Lexington may be right up your alley. Review by Aaron S. Terry.

Cameron Hall was built in 1981, and has a capacity of 5,029. The venue is home to the Virginia Military Institute Keydets basketball team, but also hosts the school's annual commencement ceremony, as well as other large scale events, such as plays and concerts.

The facility was named after brothers Bruce and Daniel Cameron, both of whom graduated from VMI, and who contributed $2.3 million toward Cameron Hall's construction. The venue has been upgraded several times since it was built, most recently in 2007 when a new court was installed. In addition to the basketball arena, the facility also houses VMI's athletic department offices, including a library and reception area, as well as five racquetball courts (in the basement).

In July 2013 Cameron Hall was named one of the top venues in mid-major basketball by MidMajorMadness.com. The highest attendance ever recorded at Cameron Hall (5,029) came in 2009 during a game versus Liberty University, and that remains the venue's only sellout.

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