Are you looking for a unique facility for an indoor sporting event or other large event in Long Beach, California? The Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State may be just the venue for you! It is a large venue, but it still maintains an intimate feel for your event’s guests or fans.
The cobalt blue pyramid structure stands 18 stories high, and is an icon in the city of Long Beach. It is one of only three true pyramids in the United States (the other two are located in Las Vegas and Memphis), and it can be seen for miles in all directions. Inside, you can see the facility’s unique exposed galvanized steel space frame structure, which adds a striking architectural element to the venue.
This Long Beach venue has been home to Long Beach State’s basketball and volleyball teams for more than 20 years, and has also been the host venue for both the NBA Summer League and the IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championship. In 2015, the U.S. Men’s Volleyball team secured their Olympic berth in the Pyramid, and several NCAA national championship volleyball matches have been played there as well. In addition to sporting events, the Walter Pyramid has also been used for movie, television and commercial shoots, concerts, and large banquets.
One of the highlights of the venue is the state-of-the-art video screen, installed in late 2014. It measures 14’ x 60’, making it the largest wall-mounted videoboard in an on-campus collegiate facility in the United States. Whether you use the display for instant replays, live viewing, fan-cams, or interactive games, it will definitely enhance your eventgoers’ experience!
Another unique feature in the Walter Pyramid is the setup of the bleachers. They are mounted on moveable platforms that can be hydraulically raised to expose all of the floor’s more than 39,000 square feet of space.
Other features of the Walter Pyramid include:
- A new maple floor, installed in 2014, that can accommodate up to nine volleyball courts or three full basketball courts
- Four additional half basketball courts on the “activity” level
- A state-of-the-art conference center (The Pointe) for meetings, seminars, or banquets
- A strength and conditioning center
- Seating for 4,000 guests, approximately 1,500 of which is chair seating and 2,500 is bench seating
- Six locker rooms
- Two concession stands
Stylehawk Event Services has an excellent working relationship with Long Beach State University and can help you secure this special venue for your Long Beach event. If you’d like to see some of the other Southern California venues available through Stylehawk, visit our Venues page. In addition, we can help you with any event coordination or event logistics that your event may require. Contact us if you’d like to discuss booking the Walter Pyramid or talk with us about the event services we provide.