Elmore Gymnasium

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Elmore Gymnasium
The Dog House
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Full name T.M. Elmore Gymnasium
Location Normal, Alabama, US
Coordinates 34°47′07″N 86°34′31″W / 34.7852°N 86.5752°W / 34.7852; -86.5752Coordinates: 34°47′07″N 86°34′31″W / 34.7852°N 86.5752°W / 34.7852; -86.5752
Operator Alabama A&M University
Capacity 6,000
Alabama A&M Bulldogs

T.M. Elmore Gymnasium is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Normal, the northern part of Huntsville, Alabama, United States. It is home to the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs basketball team and is informally known as "The Dog House".[1] The venue is also the site for special events, such as the International Student Association's annual Food and Culture Fair.

In February 1996, Elmore Gymnasium was ranked the "fourth-toughest place to play" in NCAA Division II basketball by Division II Bulletin. The three venues ranked ahead of it were Althouse Hall at Philadelphia Textile, the Sportscenter at Kentucky Wesleyan College, and the DakotaDome at the University of South Dakota.[2]

As a concert venue, Elmore Gymnasium can seat up to 7,000. It was built in 1974, around the same time as the much larger Von Braun Center which opened the next year, and thus Elmore is often used as an alternative venue to the VBC.


  1. ^ "Home sweet home". The Huntsville Times. February 28, 1996. p. D3. 
  2. ^ Benson, Reggie (February 28, 1996). "Alabama A&M plans on defending its turf". The Huntsville Times. p. D1.