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 Outsiders know the home of the Akron Zips basketball team to be the "James A. Rhodes Arena"; however, insiders familiar with the Akron Zips basketball team and campus fondly refer to the venue as "The JAR".  Either name works when you're talking about the practice spot and site of Akron Zips home games.


The Rhodes Arena official name has inspired controversy since its selection.  Namesake James Rhodes is the infamous former Ohio governor who placed Ohio National Guard troops to Kent State University before the May 4, 1970 shootings.  The name was selected anyway based on the former governor's accomplishments while in office, and unveiled quietly to avoid protests.


The Rhodes Arena got a modern facelift in 2002 with new floors and a massive LED center court display with 4 screens.  The Rhodes Arena seats 5,500 and is conveniently located on the University of Akron campus and is the proud home of the Akron Zips basketball team!


Rhodes Arena tickets are available today for Akron Zips basketball games.  Rhodes Arena tickets go quickly for play-off games and match-ups against rival schools so make sure to purchase your Rhodes Arena tickets today!


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