- Hearnes Center
stadium_name = Hearnes Center
location = 600 E Stadium Blvd
Columbia, MO 65211
broke_ground = 1969
opened = August 4, 1972
owner = Univ. of Missouri
operator = Univ. of Missouri
construction_cost = $10.75 million
architect = Sverdrup & Parcel, St. Louis
tenants = Missouri Tigers;
Volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics (main); track and field (field house annex)
seating_capacity = 13,611
Hearnes Center is a 13,611-seat multi-purpose
arenain Columbia, Missouri. The arena opened in 1972. It is currently home to the Tigers' nationally ranked wrestling and volleyball teams as well as the school's gymnastics team. It was home to the University of MissouriTigers basketball teambefore Mizzou Arenaopened in 2004.
Groundbreaking for the Hearnes Center occurred in
1969, and the stadium was officially dedicated on August 4, 1972. The stadium got its name from former Missouri governor and 1952Mizzou graduate Warren Hearnes. The cost of the building project was $10.75 million. Prior to the opening of the Hearnes Center, the Missouri basketball team played its home games at Brewer Fieldhouse, which was built in 1929 and has since been remodeled into a modern recreation center.
The Hearnes Center also contains a field house that is home to the indoor track and field team, as well as one of the country's largest
blood drives. Each fall, students donate blood as part of the school's Homecomingweek festivities. In 2005, students and Columbia residents donated over 5,000 units of blood. During the school year, the parking lot adjacent to the main building serves as student parking for the many on-campus residents.
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