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UMW to dedicate Anderson Center
University formally opens its new sports, entertainment complex next week.

Date published: 8/18/2011

The University of Mary Washington will dedicate its new sports and entertainment complex at a ceremony next Thursday, according to a release from the school.

The $15 million building is at the corner of College Avenue and U.S. 1, across from Eagle Village. The pedestrian bridge across U.S. 1 connects the two developments and school officials are hoping for synergy between the two. They envision folks eating dinner at Eagle Village, for instance, parking in the parking deck over there and then walking to events at the Anderson Center.

Nearby parking is also available in the UMW parking deck along U.S. 1, just north of the Anderson Center.

The Anderson Center will include basketball courts, seating for 2,000 people for games and space for as many as 3,000 spectators for concerts and other activities.

The opening comes just as students arrive back on campus for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 29.