The fieldhouse, a modern facility, was officially dedicated on September 20, 1975 by PresidentGerald R. Ford. A year later 4,500 fans crowded the Fieldhouse to see Pepperdine defeat the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team by a score of 93-91.
The floor at Firestone Fieldhouse, which measures 110 feet (34 m) by 110 feet (12,100 square feet) has been replaced twice. The current floor at the arena is a wooden floor. The arena features two team locker rooms and a smaller locker room for officials. There are two concession stands and two scoreboards (one on each end) at the Fieldhouse.