Facilities & Directions
Tarleton State University has the very best in the way of facilities to offer campers. The Physical Education building houses beautiful Wisdom Gymnasium as well as an auxiliary gymnasium, gymnastics room and an indoor swimming pool and diving well. The building also includes a complete weight room, physical training room, and racquetball courts. The residence hall, dining hall and student center are conveniently located and are excellent facilities for the campers.
Tarleton is one of just two schools in the Lone Star Conference with a true ‘Volleyball Gym’ that doesn’t share time with basketball teams.
The Wisdom Volleyball Gym is located inside Wisdom Gym on the northwest corner of the campus, adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The gymnasium, named for longtime Tarleton athletics director and basketball coach W.J. Wisdom, was built in 1970 at a cost of $1.3 million dollars. The entire building, which also houses the Kinesiology department, women’s volleyball gym, and child development center encompasses nearly 115,000 square feet of space.
The main floor of the volleyball gym was refinished in 2017 to include the ‘Block T’ logo at center court. The volleyball gym was added to Wisdom Gym in 1977 as a part of a $1.7 million expansion project.
As the volleyball team’s success grew following the first-ever LSC Tournament Championship and regular season championship in 2014 and 2015, so did the crowds. While the stands hold as many as 650 fans in the lower and upper bleachers on the north wall of the gym, portable bleachers are also added on the east and west ends to add seats for 100 more people.
The retractable bleachers on the floor were installed in the summer of 1999 and the south wall received a paint touch up and new photo banners prior to the 2014 season.