Joe and Barbara Schwartz Center

Quick Facts

Name: The Joe and Barbara Schwartz Center
Location: 610 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Capacity: 1,366 athletic seating 
Architect / Contractor: Boney Architecture, Wilmington NC
Date of Completion: October, 2000
Date of Renovation: February, 2019

The Schwartz Center includes over 18,000 square feet of student-athlete space. The facility boasts bucket seating, hardwood floor, roll-away goals and hydro rims, a media/video board, a training room, a weight room, a players lounge, men’s and women’s basketball home locker rooms, a home volleyball locker room, two visiting team locker rooms, two referee locker rooms, men & women’s public restrooms, a concession stand, a public promenade alongside the building and many other amenities.

During the summer of 1999, the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees, President, Dr. Eric McKeithan, and fellow constituents approved the construction of a new $10 million athletic, physical education and multi-use facility for its student body, faculty & staff to utilize.

In October 2000, Cape Fear Community College moved into its new athletic arena – The Joe and Barbara Schwartz Center.  This multi-purpose arena is home to the Cape Fear men's and women’s basketball and volleyball teams.  The facility features a Daktronics Scoreboard along with a state-of-the-art Bose surround sound music system.

The Schwartz Center was fitted with a $4.3 million renovation in February 2019. The renovation included a bland new hardwood floor, a video & media board, new bleachers, three new home locker rooms, a training room, a weight room, a player's lounge, and an upgrade to the public restrooms and lobby.