The Gentile Arena is a state-of-the-art sports arena that serves as the new home of the Loyola University Ramblers sports program. The 7,500-seat arena is used for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, as well as Loyola special events (including commencement) and Rogers Park-Edgewater neighborhood gatherings, concerts, and performances.
2015 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Award for Outstanding Sports Facility
The arena’s unique design allows the space to be configured for a variety of crowd sizes and events. Initial tiered bleachers retract hydraulically to open up the space or change to dual court events. For a more intimate setting, large blackout draperies can be lowered to cordon off tiers of seating. The arena concourse features new concession stands, restrooms, locker rooms, hospitality rooms, and storage areas.