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University of Oregon - Matthew Knight Arena - Opening Night
This panorama, taken on January 13, 2011, captures tip-off excitement during the historic first game in Matthew Knight Arena where Oregon defeated USC before a capacity crowd of 12,364 fans. The new Matthew Knight Arena is a game-changer on many levels and is considered the most innovative and unique basketball arena in the United States. Inside walls document every significant event in Oregon basketball history, including memories of McArthur Court, the Ducks' previous home for 84 years. The unique floor, named after Pat Kilkenny, features symbolic references to the Pacific Northwest, Oregon's 1939 National Championship and Matthew Knight, son of benefactor Phil Knight for whom the arena is named.