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Northwestern women’s basketball and volleyball to play at Beardsley Gym during Welsh-Ryan renovation

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Northwestern women’s basketball and volleyball teams finally have a new home for 2017-18.

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In a press release Wednesday, the Northwestern Athletic Department announced that Beardsley Gym will host the home contests of both Northwestern women’s basketball and volleyball in the 2017-18 season.

With Welsh-Ryan Arena set to undergo a $110 million renovation, Northwestern will rent out Evanston Township High School’s historic gymnasium for the upcoming campaign.

Beardsley Gym was constructed in 1925 and can seat about 2,400 fans. The gym is coveted for its old-fashioned ambiance and intimate seating structure, which serves to amplify crowd noise. Built-in wooden benches surrounding the court are a harkening back to an older era of basketball.

Northwestern women’s basketball and volleyball home contests will supplement the gym’s regular schedule of high school athletic events during the year. Ticket information for both teams in the 2017-18 season will be announced at a later date.

You can find the rest of the press release, including statements from women’s basketball head coach Joe McKeown and others, here.