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Debate 2016 - Hofstra University - September 26, 2016

Media Facilities, Schedule & Hours

Media Credentialing

 CPD/USSS Issued Credentials will be required on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 24 (valid)
  • Sunday, September 25 (valid)
  • Monday, September 26 (required)

Individual media can pick up their CPD issued photo credential at the Accreditation Center on the dates and times listed below. All times listed are local, and hours may vary and are to be determined.

Large media organizations will be distributed in bulk and picked up by 1-2 representatives. Bulk distribution is by appointment only.

Accreditation Center

**All members of  the media are required to pick up their credentials before entering the perimeter. Media Credentials will be distributed during the following hours (listed in local time):

  • Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 25,  9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Monday, September 26, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Media Filing Center

The media filing center will be open 24-hours a day, and the Rate Card, School Help, Technology and CPD desks will be fully operational during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 22, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, September 23, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 25, 9:00 am - TBD
  • Monday, September 26, 7:00 am, until the last person leaves
  • Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

About the Debate Facilities

David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Debate Hall
The Mack

On Jan. 2, 2000 the Hofstra Basketball programs moved into the 5,023-seat Hofstra Arena, which was renamed the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in 2006. Construction of the $15 million, 93,000 square-foot facility began in the fall of 1998 and was completed in December 1999. The Complex houses the Hofstra Men and Women's Basketball, and Wrestling teams, and also hosts commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, concerts and other special events.


David S. Mack Physical Education Center
Media Filing Center and Spin Alley

The Pride Volleyball team calls the David S. Mack Physical Education Center its home. Built in 1970, the David S. Mack Physical Education Center has established itself as a showcase for volleyball in the metropolitan area. The 800-seat arena hosted Hofstra's NCAA Tournament first round match in 1995 and has hosted regional and national United States Volleyball Association events, including the 1983 exhibition between the United States Olympic team and the Japanese Olympic team. Hofstra's David S. Mack Physical Education Center also served as the 1987 home of the New York Liberties of Major League Volleyball and as the training site for the 1989 United States Maccabiah teams. It also is the home to various high school championships.