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The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC), is located on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) along Wayne Avenue. The facility is a one hundred forty eight thousand five hundred (148,500) square-feet complex and offers multi-use adaptable spaces including the five thousand (5,000) seat Ed Fry Arena, the six hundred thirty (630) seat Toretti Auditorium, the seventeen thousand (17,000) square-foot state of the art Conference Center with multiple breakout rooms, and the six thousand (6,000) square foot Corporate Training and Executive Conference Center. Included in the Conference Center is a fully equipped E-Conference Room with videoconferencing as well as teleconferencing capabilities.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Kovalchick Complex took place November 13, 2008, and included an announcement of a challenge grant for $1 million for the facility from Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, in honor of Indiana University of Pennsylvania music professor and track and field coach Ed Fry. The arena portion of the Kovalchick Complex is named after Fry in honor of Hurley's gift. The Ed Fry Arena will be home to the IUP Men's and Women's Basketball teams and the IUP Women's Volleyball Team, a wide variety of concerts, family shows, trade shows, and much more.
The complex is named in honor of the Kovalchick Family, of Indiana, PA, who donated $2 million for the facility's construction.
An ideal venue for concerts, family shows, sporting events, conferences, conventions, trade shows, corporate seminars and much more, the Kovalchick Complex is projected to have a $22 million economic impact on the region during construction and an annual economic impact of $12.5 million in each year of operation.
While owned by Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), IUP selected Pinnacle Venue Services as the facility management and marketing firm for the Kovalchick Complex. Pinnacle Venue Services (www.pinnaclevs.us), with offices in Virginia Beach, VA, and San Antonio, TX, provides public assembly venue owners and operators with customized services that address the specific needs of their entertainment, sports, performing arts, conference and expo, civic and university facilities. Founded in November 2014, Pinnacle partners with venue owners and operators to be more profitable, more efficient, more customer and client friendly, and seek to reduce risk by creating an operating environment that is safe and secure.