Gregory Gymnasium

Gregory Gymnasium is the 4,000-seat current home of the University of Texas Longhorn women's volleyball team, and former home of the Longhorn basketball and swimming teams. The basketball teams moved out in 1977 to the Erwin Center.[1][2] It also served as the home court for the Austin Aces of World Team Tennis from 2014–2015.[3]

Gregory Gymnasium
University of Texas at Austin August 2019 24 (Gregory Gymnasium).jpg
The front of Gregory Gymnasium
Location2101 Speedway Austin, Texas 78712 U.S.
Coordinates30°17′03″N 97°44′11″W / 30.284184°N 97.736485°W / 30.284184; -97.736485Coordinates: 30°17′03″N 97°44′11″W / 30.284184°N 97.736485°W / 30.284184; -97.736485
OwnerUniversity of Texas at Austin
OperatorUniversity of Texas at Austin
Capacity4,000 (volleyball)
Construction
Broke groundMay 10, 1929
BuiltApril 12, 1930
Construction cost$500,000
($7.65 million in 2019 dollars)
Tenants
Texas Longhorns women's volleyball (NCAA) (1974–1989, 1998–present)
Texas Longhorns men's basketball (NCAA) (1930–1977)
Texas Longhorns women's basketball (NCAA) (1972–1977)
Austin Aces (WTT) (2014–2015)

Originally built in 1930, the gym was named after its main advocate and planner, Thomas Watt Gregory. Gregory, an alumnus of the University, served on the University's Board of Regents and as United States Attorney General before the gym was built.[4][2]

The gymnasium has undergone several renovations, and now consists of the original gym and a four-story annex that serves as a gymnasium with an indoor jogging track, basketball courts, racquetball and squash courts, an indoor rock-climbing wall, a moderately-sized weight room, and a cardiovascular exercise facility.[2] All University students can use the gymnasium for free. The gymnasium is available at a low cost to university alumni and their spouses.

Gregory Gym interior, 2016

Attendance RecordEdit

Through December 12, 2019

Volleyball Attendance Record[5]
# Date Opponent Attendance
1 October 21, 1998 Texas A&M 5,072*
2 November 5, 1989 Hawaii 4,955*
3 October 25, 2014 Oklahoma 4,402
4 November 30, 2013 Baylor 4,392
5 September 7, 2013 Penn State 4,373
6 September 8, 2017 Minnesota 4,353
7 October 19, 2013 Iowa State 4,344
8 September 14, 2018 Stanford 4,337
9 December 10, 2016 Creighton 4,336
10 September 20, 2019 Texas A&M 4,328
11 November 19, 2008 Nebraska 4,324
12 October 24, 2007 Nebraska 4,286
13 November 23, 2013 Kansas State 4,284
14 November 29, 2014 Florida 4,276
15 December 12, 2015 Florida 4,273
16 September 8, 2013 Stanford 4,256
17 November 9, 2007 Texas A&M 4,254
18 November 24, 2010 Texas A&M 4,230
19 September 30, 2009 Texas A&M 4,229
20 October 23, 2019 Baylor 4,215
* Before Reconfiguration

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gregory Gymnasium". texassports.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Gregory Gym History". utrecsports.org. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.austinacestennis.com/teams/index.aspx
  4. ^ "Gregory, Thomas Watt". tshaonline.org. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Texas Volleyball 2019 Fact Book" (PDF). Texas Sports. pp. 38–39. Retrieved December 12, 2019.

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