The Vines Center
Name: The Vines Convocation Center
Site: Next to the DeMoss Center in the middle of the Liberty University campus
Capacity: 8,085 for volleyball and 10,000 for special events
Construction: The main portion of the building is constructed of steel and concrete, and the roof is constructed with 10-foot triangular aluminum sections that are pieced together by Temcor, a roofing company out of Torrence, Calif.
Contractor: McDevitt & Street of Raleigh, N.C.
Architect: Haken/Corley and Associates of Raleigh, N.C.
Date of Completion: November, 1990
Facilities: The Vines Convocation Center includes four concession stands, basketball and volleyball coaches offices, locker and team room facilities, a weight room, a training room, a hospitality room and press room
Playing Surface: The volleyball court is a hardwood surface.
The Vines Center, home of the Liberty University volleyball team, played host to the 2007 Big South Volleyball Championship. Like the last time the conference tournament was played in the Vines Center in 2001, the Lady Flames came away with the Big South Championship and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to 2007, the Lady Flames won the third of four Big South Championships at the 2001 event, earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Sizable crowds at the Vines Center propelled Liberty to victory.
Over 3,000 fans watched the Lady Flames defeat Coastal Carolina, Winthrop and Radford to win the title. The 1,125 fans present at the semifinal win over Winthrop, and the crowd of 1,037 at the championship match versus Radford, represent two of the largest single-match attendance figures in Big South volleyball history.
Liberty averaged the highest attendance in the conference in 2007, helping the Lady Flames squad earn the No. 1 seed and a first round bye in the Big South Volleyball Championship. The Lady Flames broke the Big South single-match attendance mark in 2007, as 1,583 fans filed in to see Liberty defeat Winthrop on Oct. 27, 2007, halting the Eagles' 63-match Big South winning streak. Two weeks later, on Nov. 10, the record was eclipsed once more when 1,622 fans watched Liberty sweep Radford on Senior Night. Liberty has played well at the Vines Center in recent years, going 60-25 at home in the past seven seasons.