Monmouth University ushered in a new era in the school’s history with the completion and opening of the The OceanFirst Bank Center in Fall 2009. The OceanFirst Bank Center not only serves the school’s 21 Division I Athletics programs, but is also a key asset for the entire Monmouth University community.
The 153,200-square-foot facility features the Leon Hess Champions' Hall, Monmouth University Sports Hall of Fame, and the Varsity Club, which is used for hospitality for Blue/White Club members. The OceanFirst Bank Center provides varsity athletes and coaches with meeting facilities, locker rooms, practice and competition facilities, and expanded and upgraded amenities. The OceanFirst Bank Center’s most prominent feature is the 4,000 seat arena, in which Hawks’ fans cheer on the Monmouth men’s and women’s basketball programs. The arena also features a six-lane, 200-meter indoor track, which can be used for training and competition all year long.