Gregory Gymnasium

Gregory Gymnasium
The front of Gregory Gym
Location 2101 Speedway Austin, Texas 78712 U.S.
Coordinates 30°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
Owner University of Texas at Austin
Operator University of Texas at Austin
Capacity 4,000 (volleyball)
Construction
Broke ground May 10, 1929
Built April 12, 1930
Construction cost $500,000
($7.32 million in 2017 dollars)
Tenants
Texas Longhorns women's volleyball (NCAA) (2006–present)
Austin Aces (WTT) (2015–present)

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 serves as the home court for the Austin Aces of World Team Tennis.[3]

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][5]

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.[6] All University students can use the gymnasium for free. The gymnasium is available at a low cost to University alumni and their spouses.

References

  1. "Gregory Gymnasium". texassports.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  2. "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. "Gregory Gym History". utrecsports.org. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  6. "Gregory Gym History". utrecsports.org. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
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