The arena is also used as for other athletic tournaments as well as for concerts and other special events such as high school graduations. It contains 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of arena floor space.
Construction on the center began in 1983 with an endowment from the Chiles Foundation, and the new facility opened in 1984. In 2006, the school completed $1 million in upgrades to the women's locker rooms, followed by renovations of the weight room in 2008. In 2010, the scoreboard over center court was replaced with a new center-hung video system. In addition to the video system, two new basketball scoreboards were installed along with three-sided shot clocks. The school plans to continue renovations, as well as some expansion, with a $2 million project on upgrading the men's locker rooms, as well as expansions and the construction of a study center for student athletes.