Northeastern is considering building a new arena in the heart of its campus.
The school, which has never played in an arena, will try to win a bid for a $300 million expansion that includes a new basketball court.
“We will try very hard to do it,” said Paul Zolakowski, vice president of the school’s athletics department.
Northeastern also has a $400 million renovation of the former Providence Arena that opened in 2012.
The university has not announced a timetable for the project, which includes an $85 million renovation to renovate the basketball court and other upgrades.
Northerners plans to open a basketball arena in 2019 and have it open by the end of 2020.
Northers new arena is part of the university’s $700 million plan to transform the school.
It also includes a $50 million arena and a $100 million arena to play basketball.
Northerners new arena will be the tallest and the longest in the schools athletic history.
It will be built near the University of Massachusetts Boston campus on the south end of campus.
It is expected to cost $150 million to $180 million.
The arena is expected be finished by the fall of 2020 and be ready to play by 2021.
The new arena, which is located on the north side of the University, will be named after basketball legend, Pat Gillick, who played for Northerner from 1962 to 1972.
Northeers new arena was built in collaboration with Boston University, who will pay for the construction.
Students and alumni gathered in front of the arena on Tuesday to voice their support for the school, its basketball program and for the community.
The crowd chanted “Go Northerning” and “Pat Gillick” in support of the campus and Gillick.
Northereers team will host No. 1 seeded Georgetown on Friday.
The Northerne campus has a history of hosting large events such as the Boston Marathon, the annual All-Star Game, the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Massachusetts Open.
A student of Northernst has been in charge of planning the new arena since November, when it was announced that the university would seek a $200 million expansion to bring the facility into the larger Boston University campus.
A student advisory board has been formed to provide input into the project.
Northey’s basketball program has been playing games at the new facility since April, but the university has yet to play in a game.
Zolakowsky said the new school will be an extension of Northey Athletics, which was formed in 2000 and now has teams in four sports.
“We have to create something special and we can’t do that with one-and-done,” he said.
It is a new challenge for Northey, which had been playing basketball in a smaller arena for the last four seasons.
Last year, the school hired an outside consultant to help design and build the new basketball facility.
It has hired an architect to design and construct the arena.
In addition to the basketball arena, the university is also considering building other athletic facilities.
New facilities at Northey include a new indoor practice facility, an indoor gym, and a facility for women’s tennis.