David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, commonly known as "The Mack," is a 5,023-seat arena that features full chair back seating for spectators. The air-conditioned facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic scoreboard, men's and women's locker rooms, a training room, a large weight room, dressing rooms for stage events, four concession stands, five ticket windows, six luxury boxes, and offices for Hofstra's athletic administration and basketball staffs.
The Mack is home to the Pride men's and women's basketball, Pride wrestling, Hofstra summer camps and the annual Hofstra University Gala. The arena also opens its doors to host many community events, including high school basketball and wrestling championships; 21 local high school graduations; trade shows/conventions, including a baseball card show, AAA travel show, hardware show and home shows; the SBPLI High School Robotics Competition; cheerleading competitions; United Methodist regional meetings; and local church Easter mass service.
The Mack gained notoriety when it hosted the third and final debate between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain in 2008, the second debate between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, and the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hofstra is the only school ever chosen to host three consecutive U.S. presidential debates.