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A great place to play: The Stuart C. Siegel Center

March 29, 2012

When campers play basketball at Shaka Smart Basketball Camps, they play on the VCU Rams home court, the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Yes, the same court that’s home to the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association champs is also home to the region’s premiere basketball instructional camp.

The newly-renovated arena boasts six full basketball courts, along with another full court in the auxiliary gymnasium for a total of 32,000 square feet of wood floor perfect for young hoopsters.

The modern venue, along with the dedicated staff are the top assets of Shaka Smart Basketball Camps, said Mike Morrell, director of basketball operations at the camp and at VCU.

The 13-year-old Siegel Center seats 7,200 people and hosts more than 200 events each year, including numerous basketball tournaments, including the 2012 Virginia High School League’s State Basketball Championships. Conveniently located steps from downtown Richmond and blocks from Interstate-64, the Siegel Center is a comfortable, safe, accessible, basketball-friendly environment designed for all levels of play from elementary through college.

Coaches and camp counselors can easily see participants from a variety of vantage points, making it the perfect basketball learning environment.

Be sure to check out www.siegelcenter.com, so you can learn more about the Siegel Center which went through a $3.5 million club seating renovation last year.

Directions to the Stuart C. Siegel Center

Located at

1200 West Broad St.

Richmond, VA 23284

If traveling on I-95 South/I-64 East (I-95 and I-64 merge)
Take exit #76B for Belvidere Street. Turn left off exit ramp on to Leigh Street. Go to 1st traffic light, turn right onto Belvidere Street. At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto Broad Street. The Siegel Center is on the right after the third traffic light.

If traveling on I-95 North/I-64 West
Take exit #76A Chamberlayne and get in the left lane on exit ramp. Turn left at the traffic light. After crossing the bridge, bear right onto St. Peter’s Street. At the stop sign, turn right onto Leigh Street. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Belvidere Street. At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto Broad Street. The Siegel Center is on the right after the third traffic light.

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