Ellis Johnson Arena

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Coordinates: 38°11′20″N 83°25′44″W / 38.188786°N 83.429006°W / 38.188786; -83.429006

Academic-Athletic Center exterior, 2008

EllisT. Johnson Arena is a 6,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Morehead, Kentucky, United States. Located in the Academic-Athletic Center on the campus of Morehead State University, it is the home to the Morehead State Eagles men's and women's basketball teams. Construction began in 1978, and the building opened in 1981.[1]

Johnson Arena largely replaced Wetherby Gymnasium which continues to house the Eagles volleyball team. It hosted the Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament in 1984,[2] and has also hosted such entertainment acts as Alabama, David Letterman, M.C. Hammer, the Goo Goo Dolls, Alan Jackson, Dashboard Confessional, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt and Sawyer Brown.[3]

The arena is named after former Morehead State basketball, baseball, and football coach, Ellis T. Johnson.