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About Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex opened in March 2011 along Wayne Avenue in Indiana, adjacent to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus.

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Kovalchick Complex is a 148,500-square-foot facility that offers multi-use adaptable space in the 5,000-seat Ed Fry Arena, the 630-seat Toretti Auditorium, the 17,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Conference Center with multiple breakout rooms, and the 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 capability.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for Kovalchick Complex took place November 13, 2008, and included an announcement of a challenge grant of $1 million for the facility from IUP graduate Chad Hurley, cofounder of YouTube, in honor of IUP music professor and track and field coach Ed Fry. The arena portion of 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.

The facility houses the following:

  • 5,000-seat Ed Fry Arena
  • 630-seat Toretti Auditorium
  • 17,000 square feet of conference space, divided into nine rooms
  • 6,000-square-foot corporate training and executive conference center

The ideal venue for concerts, family shows, sporting events, conferences, conventions, trade shows, corporate seminars, and much more, 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 selected Global Spectrum in July 2009 as the facility management and marketing firm for Kovalchick Complex. Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor, is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 90 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The Philadelphia-based company is part of one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies, Comcast-Spectacor, which owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League; the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association; Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider; New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing product; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing.

Find more information on the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex main website.

  • Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
  • 711 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-5222
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.