Indiana State College Arena

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Indiana State College Arena
Indiana State College Arena
Full name Indiana State College Arena
Location Terre Haute, Indiana
Coordinates 39°28′15″N 87°24′43″W / 39.47088°N 87.41194°W / 39.47088; -87.41194Coordinates: 39°28′15″N 87°24′43″W / 39.47088°N 87.41194°W / 39.47088; -87.41194
Owner Indiana State University
Operator Indiana State University
Capacity 5,500
Opened December 1, 1962
Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball (1962-1973)

Indiana State College Arena is a 5,500 seat multi-purpose arena in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was home to the Indiana State University Sycamores basketball team until the Hulman Center opened in 1973.[1] At the time of its construction, the Arena's roof was the largest single-span poured cement roof in the world.[2]

It also hosted the University's wrestling and Men's and Women's Gymnastics teams. During the 1961-62 and 1962-63 seasons, the Arena was the site of the Interstate Classic Basketball Tournament. Host Indiana State won the tournament in 1962, Western Illinois won the tournament in 1963.

Today, it hosts the Women's Volleyball team; as well as providing space for the University intramural sports program and classroom and laboratory facilities for the College of Nursing, Health and Human Services. It also provides office space for the University's Intercollegiate Athletic Program.



  • ESPN, Editors (2009), ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia, Bristol, Connecticut: ESPN, ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2 

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