The Rutgers Athletic Center, or The RAC as it’s often called, is home to the Rutgers men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling programs, and also hosts some gymnastics and various other events.
Opened in 1977, the RAC is one of the great arenas in the nation to watch college wrestling. The fans are right on top of the action. It’s also the perfect-sized venue to see a match. This 8,000 seat arena has been dubbed, “louder than a 757 from nearby Newark.” The RAC is definitely one of the toughest college wrestling arenas in the nation for opponents.
The Knight Pulse tradition was born in 2015 at Rutgers Football games and has become a staple at Rutgers wrestling matches as well. The fan hype video features the song “The Hum” by Dimitri Vega. Rutgers wrestlers pound their chest and that carries over to the fans. The Knight Pulse is also featured in big moments in-match.