With a $30 million gift from Missouri State alumnus and Springfield, Mo.-based hotel developer John Q Hammons, the long-time dream of a new home for the Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears and an iconic tribute to MSU intercollegiate athletics has become a reality.
JQH Arena features a seating capacity of 11,000 - including 50 courtside seats - the Grand Entrance, 24 suites, PRIME Overtime Club and other amenities.
In 2013, the men's and women's locker rooms, coaching staff offices and film room were completed, giving the basketball teams a home of their own inside the arena.
JQH Arena has already had a profound impact on the Bears' and Lady Bears' recruiting efforts, putting the MSU basketball facilities on par with the top Division I schools in the country. The arena is a premier basketball facility that will continue to give Missouri State an overwhelming home-court advantage, making the Bears' and Lady Bears' games the place to be in Springfield.
- 4,500 square foot PRIME Overtime Club
- 24 private suites
- 50 courtside seats
- MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Legacy of Competition
- BearWear Team Store
- Grand entrance housing the Chevy Pick-Up Ticket Window