Iowa Field House

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Coordinates: 41°39′31″N 91°32′47″W / 41.6586°N 91.5465°W / 41.6586; -91.5465

Iowa Field House
Location Grand Ave
Iowa City, IA 52242
Owner University of Iowa
Operator University of Iowa
Capacity 13,365 (former)
1,500 (current)
Opened 1927
Iowa Hawkeyes
(Gymnastics & swimming)

The Iowa Field House is a multi-purpose arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Opened in 1927, it held up to 13,365 people at its height. It was home to the Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team before they moved to the newly constructed Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 1983. The building was a regional site for the NCAA Basketball Tournament four times, in 1954, 1956, 1964 and 1966.

Since the basketball team's departure, parts of the arena have been converted into classroom and office space for the university's Health and Sport Studies program and Recreational Services department. The swimming and gymnastics teams also continue to host events at the Field House. On March 25, 2010, President Barack Obama delivered a speech in the facility on the landmark health care reform bill he signed two days earlier.