Marquette Gymnasium

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Marquette Gymnasium
Location1530 W Clybourn St
Milwaukee, WI 53201
OwnerMarquette University
OperatorMarquette University
Marquette athletics

Marquette Gymnasium is a gymnasium on the campus of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, built in 1922.[1] The building was the first full-time home of the Marquette men's basketball team before they moved, originally part-time, to the Milwaukee Arena. In later years, the building served as a practice facility for the team, as well as the home of the women's basketball and volleyball teams before the completion of the Al McGuire Center. Currently the building houses offices for the Intercollegiate Athletics department (including the Cross Country, Track, soccer, tennis and golf teams) and the school's Army and Naval ROTC departments.[2]

It was traditionally known in the Marquette community as the "Old Gym." Legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and his powerhouse Marquette men's basketball teams of the 1960s and 1970s (an era in which Marquette was a perennial NCAA tournament team and was often ranked in the top 10 of national polls) practiced almost exclusively in the Old Gym. Famous MU basketball players and coaches who called the Old Gym home on a daily basis included George Thompson, Dean "The Dream" Meminger, Jim Chones, Bob Lackey, Maurice Lucas, Earl Tatum, Bo Ellis, Allie McGuire, Jerome Whitehead, Butch Lee, Sam Worthen, Doc Rivers, Tony Smith, Jim McIlvaine, Dwyane Wade and Travis well as Marquette coaches Tex Winter, Eddie Hickey, Al McGuire, Hank Raymonds, Rick Majerus, Kevin O'Neill, and Tom Crean.


  1. ^ "Marquette Gymnasium // Marquette University". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  2. ^ "Marquette Golden Eagles Official Athletic Site - Facilities". Retrieved 2018-03-15.

Coordinates: 43°02′11″N 87°55′57″W / 43.036495°N 87.932426°W / 43.036495; -87.932426