There’s something special about Oregon’s arena—and I’m not talking about the wood-painted court. Matthew Knight Arena, home to the University of Oregon Ducks and named for the late son of Nike co-founder and chairman Sam Knight, has become the NCAA’s first LEED Gold-certfied arena. In addition to men’s basketball, the 400,000-square-foot facility also serves the University’s women’s basketball, volleyball and acrobatics and tumbling teams. Says Chris Ramey, Associate Vice President, Campus Planning and Real Estate:
LEED certification for the Matthew Knight Arena aligns perfectly with the University’s commitment to maintain the current carbon footprint of our 295-acre campus while growing and expanding our facilities,” said Chris Ramey, associate vice president, Campus Planning and Real Estate. “The Oregon Model of Sustainable Development mandates that we achieve LEED Gold certification for new buildings and the arena is a wonderful showcase of the future of campus growth.