Dunn Center

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Dunn Center
The House That Fly Built
Full name Winfield Dunn Health and Physical Education Building and Convocation Complex
Location Clarksville, Tennessee
Owner Austin Peay State University
Executive suites 0
Capacity 7,257
Surface Wood
Scoreboard Yes
Broke ground February 1973
Opened  1975 (1975-MM)
Construction cost $5.3 million
Austin Peay State Governors basketball and Volleyball

The Winfield Dunn Center (officially the Winfield Dunn Health and Physical Education Building and Convocation Complex) is a 132,000 square-foot facility, located on the main campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Construction began on the (then) $5.3 million facility in 1973, and the building opened in 1975.[1] It is home to the Governors men's basketball team and the Lady Govs women's basketball and volleyball teams and is an indoor practice facility for the baseball, softball, and track and field teams. It also houses the athletics department's weight room and the David P. Roe Academic Services Center which was named for alumnus Phil Roe. The building was named for the governor of Tennessee at the time of its construction.[2]

The Dunn Center features a 7,257-seat multi-purpose arena[3] named the Dave Aaron Arena in 1988 in honor of the longtime Austin Peay athletic director and coach, Dave Aaron. In the fall of 2007, the basketball court was named the Dave Loos Court to honor the then athletic director and current men's basketball coach Dave Loos. [2] It hosted the Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament in 1977.[4]

The Dunn Center is often referred to as "The House That Fly Built", a reference to Austin Peay basketball great Fly Williams. It has also been called "The Big Red Barn," a reference to the former gymnasium that was known as the "Little Red Barn."


The Austin Peay men's basketball team earned their 350th victory in the building on December 30, 2013 as they defeated Dalton State College 93-57. With that victory, the men's basketball program owned a 350-144 record in the facility.[5]


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Coordinates: 36°32′10″N 87°21′25″W / 36.53611°N 87.35694°W / 36.53611; -87.35694