The Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium is a classic basketball venue located on the Wofford College campus. Combining the amenities of state-of-the-art arenas with the traditional feel and details of basketball’s cathedrals — the Palestra, Hinkle, etc. — the new stadium seeks to preserve and capture the history and tradition of the game while addressing the present and future state of the sport.
The 123,000 SF stadium includes a 3,400-seat basketball arena and a 500-seat volleyball competition venue. The facility replaces Benjamin Johnson Arena and serves as the home for women’s basketball, men’s basketball and volleyball. The stadium also offers additional seating capacity for non-athletics functions, such as commencement and concerts, allowing 4,500 guests. Entry to the concourse level is through a two-story lobby flanked on either side by monumental staircases and an escalator leading under a masonry arcade, the signature element of the building.
The indoor tailgating experience and ease of communication between suites creates a sense of community and fellowship. The project was completed in September of 2017 at a cost of $35,500,000 and was ranked #9 by The Post and Courier in the “Top 25 Sports Venues in South Carolina” in July of 2018.