Financed through a major contribution from Cox Communications, the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) was able to add a third major facility to its sports and meeting capabilities in 2001 - Cox Pavilion. Featuring a 3,000-seat capacity, the venue serves as home to the UNLV volleyball and women's basketball programs and as a practice facility for men's basketball.
Corporate, convention and meeting planners can access Cox Pavilion's 23,000 square feet for trade shows, academic functions, keynote addresses, concerts, and parties. The box-shaped building hosted "An Evening with Vince Gill'' as its inaugural event and has since booked boxing matches, an annual Sesame Street performance, auto shows, martial arts tournaments, NBA off-season games, Chamber of Commerce confabs, and more.
Cox Pavilion's in-house services range from catering and audio/visual equipment to event production and staffing, public relations, advertising, and talent booking. The facility recognizes the needs of persons with disabilities, providing barrier-free access and special disabled parking spaces for up to 58 vehicles.
Cox Pavilion is located next the Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV's south campus. The address is 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119. The entrance to the parking lot is near the corner of Swenson & Tropicana.