Facilities & Directions
Wisdom Gym has seen some history.
Built in 1970 for a cost of $1.3 million, Wisdom Gym has been the home of Tarleton Basketball for nearly 50 years. Over that time, the gym has played home to All-Americans, Conference Champions, Conference Tournament Champions, NCAA Regional Tournaments, and NCAA Sweet 16 games. The gym has also been the home of the winningest basketball coach in school history since 1988.
The facility is located on the northwest corner of the campus, adjacent to Memorial Stadium, and is one of a kind on the campus of Tarleton State University as the only white brick building on the campus.
After the initial $1.3 million cost to build the facility, the gym underwent another $1.7 million renovation in 1977. The entire building, which also houses the Kinesiology department, women’s volleyball gym, and child development center encompasses nearly 115,000 square feet of space.
The Texan and TexAnn basketball teams play on the hardwood of Wisdom Gym, which seats 2,400 spectators in a raucous environment that allows fans to stand within six feet of the sideline on the floor. Reserved seats with chair-backs were installed in 1999 and were renovated with brand-new cushion seating in 2017. A new hardwood floor was installed in the summer of the 2010, replacing the original floor, and new student seating was also installed in 2010 to replace wooden bleachers with the current purple seats.
A new scoreboard and video board was added prior to the 2013 season and the locker rooms have received several upgrades over the last few years, including new carpet, new lockers, and new technology for watching film.