The Pit (University Arena)

University Boulevard Southeast
Albuquerque, NM 87105


Neighborhood: Central Campus

The Pit (University Arena) Schedule and Tickets

Oct 3 6:00 PM The Mentors
Nov 1 2019 New Mexico Lobos Men's Basketball Season Tickets (Includes Tickets to All Regular Season Home Games)
Dec 4 New Mexico Lobos vs. Boise State Broncos
Jan 8 New Mexico Lobos vs. Fresno State Bulldogs
Jan 11 New Mexico Lobos vs. Air Force Falcons
Jan 22 New Mexico Lobos vs. San Jose State Spartans
Jan 29 New Mexico Lobos vs. San Diego State Aztecs
Feb 8 New Mexico Lobos vs. Wyoming Cowboys
Feb 15 New Mexico Lobos vs. UNLV Rebels
Feb 19 New Mexico Lobos vs. Nevada Wolf Pack
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As one of the most popular and acclaimed arenas in the NCAA, The Pit has become a welcoming home to the talented New Mexico Lobos men's and women's basketball teams. While the Lobos and Lady Lobos are known for their winning seasons, The Pit has excellent attendance records that include some loud and enthusiastic fans. This sunken, basketball-only arena has become a beloved second home, not only for the players, but for students of the University of New Mexico and lovers of Lobos basketball.

The Pit (originally known as University Arena) was built in 1966 as a replacement for Johnson Gymnasium following the hiring of legendary coach Bob King, whom the court is now named for. Whereas most basketball arenas are built from the ground up, The Pit was built in a 37 foot hole in the ground and the exposed part of the arena is just one regular sized story. Since the arena is located in the ground (hence the name), there are no pillars or columns to obstruct the audience's view. However, this arrangement has also made it the loudest arena in the nation; great for enthusiastic fans, bad for visiting teams.

Check the schedule above to see a list of home games for the Lobos and Lady Lobos, and buy all of your University of New Mexico Lobos tickets on Eventful!