PAUL MCDERMOTT PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUILDING (MPE): This complex houses a 50-meter indoor swimming pool; two gymnasiums; handball courts; weight-training and recreation rooms; classrooms; offices of the College of Sciences incuding the Dean's Office, Advising Center, pre-health advisor, and graduate advisor; plus special facilities for crafts, gymnastics, and exercise physiology. The complex is surrounded by tennis courts, a nine-lane outdoor track, a baseball diamond, soccer field and practice fields. The Claude I. Howard Sports Injury Research Center (1991) is attached.
→ Completion Year: 1974
→ Floors: 2
→ Gross Feet: 141, 314
→ Building Type(s): Athletic / Fitness
COX PAVILION: The $16.8 million state-of-the-art Cox Pavilion is a 78,300 square foot, multi-purpose venue connected to the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus, and serves as the home court for UNLV women's basketball.
Cox Communications and the Thomas & Mack Center formed a partnership that brought the new facility to UNLV and the Las Vegas community in 2001. As part of a $5 million agreement, Cox Communications secured the naming rights for the facility as well as opportunities for sponsorship and hospitality.
"We are pleased that Cox, a relatively new member of the Southern Nevada corporate community, has chosen to take an active role in supporting both academics and athletics at UNLV," UNLV President Dr. Carol C. Harter said. "The Cox Pavilion, like Cox's donation of television equipment and their annual support for a new cable television education channel, will benefit the community in many ways."
The pavilion is a two-level structure. The ground floor features new men's and women's locker facilities, player lounges and practice courts for basketball and volleyball. The top level is a multi-purpose venue with a seating capacity of 3,100, and 2,500 for sporting events.
In addition to UNLV athletic events, the Cox Pavilion hosts a variety of events, including small concerts, boxing events, theater-style family shows, corporate parties, trade shows and more.