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T h e

C h a r l e s

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S m i t h

A First Class Experience

C e n t e r


T h e

C h a r l e s

E .

S m i t h

A First Class Experience

C e n t e r

The Charles E. Smith Center’s main arena is a versatile space with over 13,000 square feet that can be used for anything from basketball games or concerts to sit down dinners for 1,000 people. With various seating arrangements available to hold up to 5,000 people, the main arena is a perfect space for your large scale event.

Past Events

• Concerts, such as Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys and Boston Pops The Main Arena

• Comedians, such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal • Science Olympiad National Tournament • Numerous graduation/commencement ceremonies • Career and job fairs • Virginia Slims women's professional tennis tournament • USA vs. Cuba volleyball match • USA women’s basketball national team • Charity basketball games

Main Arena

Features

• Arena floor that can be covered with carpets or tarp depending on your event needs • State-of-the-art Daktronics LED video and scoreboards • Largest collegiate Daktronics displays in the mid-Atlantic region • In-house distributed audio system

Colonial Brass Pep Band


The Charles E. Smith Center has two reception areas that can house some of your more intimate event needs. The Colonials Club and Athletic Director’s Clubs are versatile spaces that can be used for a variety of different activities.

The Colonials Club

Our premier reception area with a capacity of 125 people, the Colonials Club feels like an exclusive lounge with courtside views of your event. Amenities that include a full kitchen prep area and bar area will make the Colonials Club perfect for your cocktail reception, sit down lunch or viewing party.

• Full kitchen prep area

• Wireless microphone, CD, DVD and iPod compatibility

• Bar

• Glass wall with views out to the court

• LCD projector

• Private restrooms with amenities

• Four flat screen televisions

Colonials Club

The Athletic Director’s Club

The Athletic Director’s (AD’s) Club is a multifaceted space that can be arranged for your different functions. From a meeting for 10 to a lecture for 100, the AD’s Club is a versatile space that can be catered to your needs. Features • Four flat screen televisions

• Versatile setups

• LCD Projector

• Wireless microphone, CD, DVD and iPod compatibility

RE C E P T I O N AREAS

Features


Natatorium

The Natatorium houses an eight lane, 25-yard lap pool that can be used for swim meets, water polo matches or recreational swimming. The bleachers in the Natatorium provide seating for 100 people.

Conference Room

The conference room can hold meetings for 20 people and can also be used as a small reception area.

• Pre-wired for press conferences and conference calls

Auxiliary Gyms

• LCD projector and flat screen television

The Charles E. Smith Center houses two auxiliary gym spaces. One gym (120’x35’) has a batting cage and divider and the other gym (120’x52’) has volleyball capabilities.

Concessions Concourse

Concessions Concourse

Brand new concessions concourse with two concessions stands.

Box Office

Renovated box office area with six windows for ticket sales and pickups.

Natatorium

Conference Room

Auxiliary Gyms

Box Office

Au x i l i a r y Sp a c e s

Features


If you are interested in renting space in the Charles E. Smith Center for your next event, please contact our Scheduling Coordinator at athsched@gwu.edu or 202-994-5480.

The Charles E. Smith Center  

A First Class Experience

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