"The renovation of Carnesecca Arena is vital, not only to our basketball programs, but to the entire athletics department since it houses most of our student-athletes, administrators and coaches. Carnesecca Arena is the heart of our athletics program. The work done this summer is a significant start to the project, which will be completed over the course of the next few summers."
Chris Monasch, Director of Athletics
"The Carnesecca Arena renovations will be something that our current student-athletes will certainly enjoy, and its impact on recruiting will be tremendous. The new Carnesecca Arena will also provide an enhanced game-day atmosphere for our student body and fans as well."
Norm Roberts, Head Men's Basketball Coach
"Since we play most of our games at Carnesecca Arena, we're very excited for the renovation and its ability to continue to boost our game-day atmosphere. The intimacy of Carnesecca Arena is perfect for women's basketball, and we hope that the new features will encourage our fans to pack the house and support our teams. With great home crowds, the benefits to our program now and in the future will be incredible."
Kim Barnes Arico, Head Women's Basketball Coach
"Coach Carnesecca has meant so much to us - not only those of us who were fortunate to play for him on the court, but to the millions of followers of St. John's Basketball over the years. Contributing to the Carnesecca Initiative is a way for all of us to continue Coach's legacy, and help our future basketball squads have a chance to enjoy the successes that so many of Coach's teams had."
Mel Davis, Director of Leadership Gifts, Carnesecca Initiative