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 donated by Walmart heirNancy Walton Laurie and her husband Bill Laurie. The stadium was initially named the Paige Sports Arena after their daughter, but the donors gave up their naming rights following a scandal concerning her. 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.