Half Acre Gym

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Half Acre Gym
Location Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.
Coordinates 41°18′46″N 105°34′44″W / 41.31278°N 105.57889°W / 41.31278; -105.57889Coordinates: 41°18′46″N 105°34′44″W / 41.31278°N 105.57889°W / 41.31278; -105.57889
Broke ground 1923
Opened January 25, 1928
Owner University of Wyoming
Operator University of Wyoming
Construction cost $150,000
Capacity 4,000
Tenants
Wyoming Cowboys men's basketball (1928–1951)

Half Acre Gym was a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Laramie, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It opened in 1928. It was home to the University of Wyoming Cowboys basketball team from 1928 until 1951 when it was replaced by the War Memorial Fieldhouse. The size of the arena was about a half acre, hence its name. When it opened, it was one of the nation's largest indoor arenas. The venue is currently a recreation center on the campus of the University of Wyoming.

External links[edit]