Gym dandies: Sun Belt

Gym dandies: Sun Belt

Sun Belt
School    Arena    Capacity    Opened    Did you know?
1. Western Kentucky    E.A. Diddle Arena    7,326    1963    Future Minnesota coach Clem Haskins dropped 55 points on rival Middle Tennessee in 1965 game
2. Middle Tennessee    Murphy Athletic Center    11,520    1973    Building has hosted the state high school boys’ and girls’ basketball finals for several years
3. Troy    Trojan Arena    6,000    2012    Building done by the same company that designed main stadium for London Olympics
4. Louisiana    Cajundome    11,550    1985    The home team has won 71 percent of its games in the building
5. South Alabama    Mitchell Center    10,000    1998    Jaguars fans still talk about the 2007 game when Demetric Bennett scored 39 points in a win against Mississippi State
6. UALR    Jack Stephens Center    5,600    2005    The practice gym is named for Trojans great Derek Fisher
7. North Texas    Super Pit    10,032    1973    Arena replaced the school’s previous gym, nicknamed the “Snake Pit” by Missouri Valley coaches
8. Florida Atlantic    FAU Arena    5,000    1988    “The Burrow” underwent a $10 million upgrade in 2007 that included a new roof
9. Arkansas State    Convocation Center    10,038    1987    School lost a heartbreaker against Memphis State in the first game at “The Convo”
10. Florida International    U.S. Century Bank Arena    5,000    1986    Recent additions included concession stands, restrooms, meeting rooms and merchandise areas
11. Louisiana-Monroe    Fant-Ewing Coliseum    7,000    1971    About 1,000 over capacity showed up for a 1979 game against Louisiana Tech
 

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