TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University has announced that the new multi-purpose arena on campus will be called Mullett Arena in recognition of Donald “Donze” and Barbara Mullett’s commitment to ASU and Sun Devil Athletics.
Mullett Arena will house Sun Devil hockey, gymnastics and wrestling as well as community events and the Mountain America Community Iceplex.
The state-of-the-art 5,000-seat venue features two NHL regulation-size ice rinks, 20 luxury suites, a large club lounge and premium event-level club seating. The arena is the new home of Sun Devil Hockey with over 8,000 square feet dedicated to locker rooms, weight room, lounge and ASU coaches offices.
“The Mullett family has supported Sun Devil Hockey at every stage of its existence and has extended its support to Sun Devil Athletics in the years since. In recognition of Don and Barbara’s commitment, we are delighted to present Mullett Arena “said the vice president of College Athletics Ray Anderson. “With this dedication to building, the shared vision of ASU and Mullett comes to life as we take another step toward enhancing our elite student-athlete experience and serving our community.”
Mullett Arena in the Novus Innovation Corridor will host Sun Devil Athletics events and competitions as well as the adjacent Mountain America Community Iceplex, and serve as a public venue for the university and community to host concerts, lectures, youth competitions, educational opportunities, and more. The second full-size sheet of ice will also be accessible to students, community and youth ice hockey programs at all levels, providing an additional public ice sheet to one of the fastest growing states. for youth hockey participation in the country.
“It is an honor for Barb, me and our family to have our name associated with the new multi-purpose facility on Sun Devil Athletics campus,” said Don Mullett. “With the recent establishment of the Barbara H. Mullett Family Foundation, we are very proud to have Mullett Arena as part of our initial foundation commitment.”
With recognition from Mullett Arena, the Mullett family extends existing support from Sun Devil Hockey and Sun Devil Athletics. In 2014, the support of the Mullett family was instrumental in elevating ASU Hockey to NCAA Division I status.
“There is only one person whose name should be on our ice and in our arena, and that is Don Mullett. Without ‘Donze’, this arena does not exist, and men’s ice hockey NCAA Division I does not exist at ASU. Mullett’s family legacy will forever be cemented at ASU and nothing will make our ACHA and NCAA alumni happier,” said the head coach of Sun Devil Hockey. Greg Powers.
“Hockey is a constant in our family and a part of our lives that brings us so much joy. It’s so special for us to now associate that love for the game with Arizona State University and the state of Arizona with this remarkable building.As impressed as we are to watch elite college hockey at this state-of-the-art facility, we find even more meaning in the assurance that Mullett Arena will accommodate little tykes, skaters and adult club and leagues who share our love for the sport,” Mullett said.
The Mullett family are strong advocates for the growth of the sport. In 1998, Don built the Mullett Ice Center in Hartland, Wisconsin, which is home to Arrowhead High School men’s and women’s hockey as well as youth and adult leagues.
At ASU, the new Mullett Arena features 20 luxury suites, two group suites, a large club lounge and premium event-level club seating. The Club Lounge features a central ice club in the main hall that runs along the central ice and can accommodate up to 500 fans. At level 300, a social deck will span the full length of the east side of the venue, providing an open-air aerial view of the arena where fans can interact while enjoying exceptional visibility of the competition. The arena can also be used as a back-up site for sports played on hardwood, such as volleyball.
Additionally, a 942-seat student section will occupy the entire west side of the site to provide an enhanced gaming experience for ASU students.
In addition to the Sun Devil Hockey space, Mullett Arena includes eight additional locker rooms between the main arena and the community ice cap that can be used for visiting teams, youth programs, ASU club programs and events. live.
“Arizona State University is empowered to achieve its vision of a 21st century university through the imagination and philanthropy of its donors,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. broader range of service, paired with a state-of-the-art facility, will allow us to build on ASU’s tradition of competition and excellence in character building.”
About Novus Innovation Corridor
Novus Innovation Corridor is a multi-phased 355-acre development that, when completed, will comprise over 10 million square feet of mixed-use urban developments, including State Farm’s 2.1 million square foot regional office in Marina Heights. Strategically integrated into the ASU campus near Tempe Town Lake, the Novus Innovation Corridor is a partnership between master developer Catellus Development Corporation and Arizona State University, ranked the nation’s “most innovative university” by US News and WorldReport.
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