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F&A Lunch Tour: Athletics Facilities

Description
Please join us in touring the recently renovated Gill Coliseum, the nearly 20,000 square feet Sports Performance Center, the Merritt-Truax Indoor Center, and of course Reser Stadium.  Will will have the opportunity to learn a little about the history and current usage of each of the facilities.
Category
Orientation
Department
Human Resources
Restriction
No restriction was placed on this course.
Published
Yes
Prerequisite
None defined.
Additional Information

 

Did you know?

  • Reser Stadium was built in 1953
  • The first game and victory in Reser took place on November 14, 1953 against Washington State
  • The largest crowd in Reser was 46,319 vs. Oregon in November 29, 2008 
  • Gill Coliseum has a capacity of 9,604 for competitions on Ralph Miller Court
  • Gill Coliseum was named after the late Slats Gill, OSU's head men's basketball coach for 36 years
  • Since Gill's opening in 1949, it has been part of more than 3,000 victories, more than 150 Oregon State All-Americans and more than 25 individual and team titles.
  • The newest facility, the Sports Performance Center, opened Mary 1, 2008 and is nearly 20,000 square feet
  • Completed in August of 2001, the 85,000 square foot Merritt-Truax Indoor Center, was named after the late Merritt Truax- a 1934 graduate and founder of the Merritt Truax Oil Company.

For more information on OSU Athletic Facilities, please see their Facilities website.

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