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Now Known As
Date Opened 1966
Demolished
Venue Capacity 14,831
Venue URL http://golobos.cstv.com/facilities/nm-the-pit.html
Venue Address 1111 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106



Venue Information


The Pit is built in a 37-foot hole on Albuquerque's southeast mesa. First the roof was constructed, then the hole was dug and the Arena built. That all happened in 1966. The unique Behlen roof (338 by 300 feet) was set up by contractors and then 55,000 cubic yards of earth were removed. About 28,000 yards of concrete were poured in the initial construction, which allowed a seating capacity of 14,831. The cost - an incredibly economical $1.4 million.

Arena expansion was undertaken when it became apparent that fan interest was too great even for the original structure. The expansion in 1975 cost near $2.2 million and involved the extension of a cantilevered deck above the existing facility. There are six rows in the deck, with a seating capacity of 2,300. Reserved standing-room-only spots increase The Pit's capacity to 18,018.
http://golobos.cstv.com/facilities/nm-the-pit.html



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