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F&A Lunch Tour: Athletics Facilities

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.
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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.