Chronology

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About CSU Bakersfield

Early CSUB

1960's
1970's

Expansion

1980's
1990's
2000's

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Dorothy Donahoe Hall
Romberg Nursing Center
Dore Theatre
Walter Stiern Library
Icardo Center
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Icardo Center

Icardo Center California State University, Bakersfield saw the completion of the Jimmie and Marjorie Icardo Center in late winter 1989. Originally named the CSUB Activities Center, the building was dedicated in honor of the longtime Roadrunner boosters who donated more the $2.5 million to support Runner athletics.

The 44,000 square foot facility reached the 5,080,000 dollar mark and seats 3,800. Primarily funded by the state of California in the 1987-88 fiscal year budget, separate improvements financed by the Cal State Bakersfield Foundation include 700 improved chair-back seats and air conditioning. A 2,000-square-foot, $100,000 reception room was financed by the Icardo's.

The gymnasium also houses athletic administrative offices, locker and shower facilities, and men's and women's equipment issue rooms. Among other things, there are a concession area in the lobby, a state-of-the-art sound system which is housed in a combination scoreboard speaker cluster suspended above center court and digitized message boards situated on diagonally opposite ends of center court.