Iowa State Armory

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Iowa State Armory
Iowa State Armory
Full name Iowa State Armory
Location Osborn Dr & Bissell Rd
Ames, Iowa 50011
Coordinates 42°01′47″N 93°39′03″W / 42.029611°N 93.650959°W / 42.029611; -93.650959Coordinates: 42°01′47″N 93°39′03″W / 42.029611°N 93.650959°W / 42.029611; -93.650959
Owner Iowa State University
Operator Iowa State University
Capacity 7,500 (peak)
Opened 1923
Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball (1947-1971)

Iowa State Armory was a 7,500 seat multi-purpose arena in Ames, Iowa. It was home to the Iowa State University Cyclones basketball team until the Hilton Coliseum opened in 1971.[1] The main floor of the arena now serves as project space for the College of Design. Other tenants of the building include the Department of Public Safety as well as Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC.



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

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