CampusJ. Willard Marriott Center marks 50 yearsBy Universe Contributor - October 12, 202193Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By Joslyn Solorzano Brigham Young University is celebrating 50 years of memories in the J. Willard Marriott Center. The Marriott Center has hosted many tournaments, devotionals and Church leaders over the years. From basketball games to devotionals and graduation, the Marriott Center has been an iconic aspect of the BYU experience. The largest crowd to ever attend an event at the arena was when President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke there in 1995.