Largest high school gyms in the United States

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The largest high school basketball gyms in the United States refers to gymnasiums primarily used by secondary schools for basketball purposes. Most of the school gyms are located in the state of Indiana.[1] A 1998 New York Times article reported that 15 of the 16 largest high school gymnasiums were located in Indiana.[2]

Current list[edit]

The top fifteen in total seating capacity are as follows:

State City Venue Capacity
1 Indiana New Castle New Castle Fieldhouse 9,325[1]
2 Indiana East Chicago John A. Baratto Athletic Center 8,296[1]
3 Indiana Seymour Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium 8,110[1]
4 Indiana Richmond Tiernan Center 8,100[3]
5 Indiana Marion Bill Green Athletic Arena 7,560 [4]
6 Texas Dallas Alfred J. Loos Fieldhouse 7,500[1]
7 Indiana Elkhart North Side Gymnasium 7,373[1]
8 Indiana Michigan City "The Wolves' Den" Gym 7,304[1]
9 Indiana Gary West Side High School Gym 7,217[1]
10 Indiana Lafayette Jefferson High School Gym 7,200[5]
11 Indiana Indianapolis Southport High School Gym 7,124[5]
12 Indiana Washington "The Hatchet House" 7,090[6]
13 Indiana Columbus Memorial Gymnasium 7,071[5]
14= Arizona Chinle Wildcat Den 7,000[7]
14= Kentucky Somerset Pulaski County High School Gym 7,000[8]

Future facilities[edit]

This includes high school gyms with a capacity of 7,000 or greater that are confirmed to be opening in the future.

State City Venue Capacity Opening
Arizona Fort Defiance New Window Rock Thunderdome 8,000[9] 2013

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h USA Today Article on High School Gyms
  2. ^ Johnson, Kirk (March 19, 1998). "HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL; 'Hoosiers' No More, but Heroes All the Same". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Richmond High School official website (accessed April 3, 2010).
  4. ^ Retrieved 2013-12-23.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b c
  6. ^ "The Hatchet House–one of Indiana's great high school basketball gyms" at Washington High School official website.
  7. ^ Obert, Richard (February 13, 2010). "Rocking the rez". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Pulaski County High School Directory Entry - (# 228)". Directory of Member Schools. Kentucky High School Athletic Association. September 21, 2010. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  9. ^ Stephens, Mitch (February 20, 2013). "Beyond the X: Rez Ball fuels basketball fever in Arizona's Navajo Nation". ( Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Round Valley Dome: Information". Round Valley Unified School District. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Cook, Bob (February 21, 2013), "Anderson, Indiana's Once-Mighty Wigwam Gym: Still Dead", Forbes, retrieved March 12, 2013 

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