The Dunkin' Donuts Center, formerly known as the Providence Civic Center, became a reality on November 3, 1972 when the Rhode Island Reds played Tidewater in an American Hockey League contest. Since that time, millions of sports, music and trade fans have walked through the turnstiles in what many consider to be one of the finest civic centers in the country.
The Dunkin' Donuts Center serves as the home court of the Providence College men's basketball team. The Friar women's basketball team also makes an occasional appearance for a home game at the venue.
The Dunkin' Donuts Center has seen the world's top entertainment acts visit Providence: The Boston Pops, Lawrence Welk, Ice Capades, Barnum and Bailey Circus, Moscow Circus, Ringling Brothers Circus, ABC Wide World of Sports, World Heavyweight Boxing, Harlem Globetrotters, Disney on Ice, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Julio Iglesias, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Gloria Estefan, Bobby Brown, Kenny Rogers, Van Halen, Aerosmith, The Bee Gees, Lionel Richie, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Ross, U2, Britney Spears and Bruce Springsteen to name a few of the hundreds of entertainers and acts that have played the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
The Dunkin' Donuts Center also serves as the home of the Providence Bruins, the AHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins.
In the spring of 2006, the facility began extensive renovations that were completed in the fall of 2008. The Dunkin' Donuts Center continues to be one of the nation's premier complexes, seating almost 13,000 fans. The $80 million project enhanced almost every aspect of the arena and included luxury boxes, new seats, a new video scoreboard and sound system, new concession stands, new locker rooms and a new weight training and fitness area. The renovations ensure that the Friars will continue to play in one of the top college basketball facilities in the country.
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Men's Basketball Defeats...
The Providence College men's basketball team defeated NJIT, 83-76, on Monday, Nov. 23 at the Dunkin' Donut Center in Providence, R.I.
Men's Soccer Announces 2016 ...
The Providence College men's soccer program announced that it will hold a two-day clinic on January 16 and 17.
Friars Top the National...
For the third consecutive week, the Providence College men's hockey team topped both of the national polls released on Monday (Nov. 23).
Mark Jankowski Named Warrior...
It was announced by the Hockey East on Monday (Nov. 23) that Providence College men's hockey's Mark Jankowski was named Warrior Hockey East Player of the...
Three Women's Soccer Seniors...
Providence College women's soccer seniors Allison Mills (Atkinson, N.H.), Courtney Maguire (Smithfield, R.I.), and Catherine Zimmerman (Madison, N.J.) were...
Freshman Effort Lifts Women'...
The Providence College women's ice hockey team defeated the New Hampshire Wildcats, 4-1, on Nov. 22. Four freshman collected six points on the game to help...
Men's Basketball Game Notes ...
Swimming And Diving Compete ...
The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the Harold Anderson Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island on...