Mizzou Arena also includes offices for the Men’s and Women’s basketball programs, the Athletic Administration and Mizzou Arena’s Building Operations. For the basketball programs the arena also offers locker rooms, a 24-hour practice gym, weight and training facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, video classrooms with audio and video editing capabilities, and an academic study center.
Missouri basketball coach from 1967–99, Norm Stewart, is the namesake of the arena's playing court.
A third of the arena's $75 million cost was bequeathed by Walmart heirNancy Walton Laurie and her husband Bill Laurie, then owners of the NHL's St. Louis Blues, with the naming rights given to them, which they used to name the arena for their daughter, Elizabeth Paige Laurie, who did not attend the school and was actually enrolled at the University of Southern California. However, after it was revealed shortly after the 2004–05 basketball season's start that Paige Laurie paid her USC roommate to do much of her homework for her even after the roommate left the university due to financial issues, the deal was further criticized beyond her not being an alumna of the University of Missouri. The Lauries gave up the naming rights on November 23, 2004 to the university, which then renamed the arena to the university's common nickname, "Mizzou" and removed all mentions of Elizabeth Paige Laurie from the venue outside of the bare minimum required to mention the Lauries' gift.
The name of the arena's playing surface, Norm Stewart Court, was carried over from the basketball team's previous home at the Hearnes Center with the arena's opening in 2004.
In September of 2014, the university announced renovations to the arena including a new video board, improvements to the facility's entryway and upgrades to the team's locker room coming from a $1.5 million donation.