Hearnes Center

Hearnes Center

stadium_name = Hearnes Center
nickname =

location = 600 E Stadium Blvd
Columbia, MO 65211
broke_ground = 1969
opened = August 4, 1972
closed =
demolished =
owner = Univ. of Missouri
operator = Univ. of Missouri
surface =
construction_cost = $10.75 million
architect = Sverdrup & Parcel, St. Louis
former_names =
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 arena in 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 Missouri Tigers basketball team before Mizzou Arena opened 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 1952 Mizzou 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 Homecoming week 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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