California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330
Telephone: (818) 677-2836

Arena (opened 1962)
Seats 1,840 for basketball.


Known as the "Matadome," the Northridge home court opened on November 30, 1962. Upgraded as the university expanded, it now offers a 1997-installed scoreboard and backs on some bleacher seats. In addition to hosting CSUN athletic teams, it was also the site for a 1990 U.S. vs. Japan men's volleyball exhibition.

Quick Facts

The basics:
The Matadome seats 1,840, most of which are retractable seats and of which some have chairbacks. The all-time attendance record, however, is 3,100 who crammed in to watch the men's basketball team play in the NCAA Division II Western Regional final, eventually losing to the University of San Diego, 70-67.

Location and parking:
The arena is located near the corner of Lindley Avenue and Plummer Street on the CSUN campus. The campus is accessed from the San Diego (405) Freeway via the Nordhoff Street exit with the campus just to the west of the freeway.

The Matadome is managed by Howard Garcia, CSUN's Event Facilities Manager. He can be reached at (818) 677-2836, by fax at (818) 677-4762 or by electronic mail at

Technical information:
The floor area totals approximately 113,000 square feet for the entire building and offers a multi-use hardwood floor. The seating is in retractable bleachers. There are locker rooms for two teams and officials. The seating area received a major upgrade in 1997.

Spectator amenities include a ticket office with three windows, a permanent concession stand, on-site meeting rooms, pressure sodium lighting and a four-sided overhead scoreboard.