Are the Hearnes Center's days numbered?

Aug 13, 2013

Fans cheer for the Missouri Volleyball team at the Hearnes Center in Columbia
Credit Wunderlich Photography / Flickr

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is considering the "future and the viability" of the 41-year-old Hearnes Center now that the school's men's and women's basketball teams call Mizzou Arena home.

Alden says the field house named for former Governor Warren Hearnes is expensive to maintain and has high energy costs. He acknowledged the real estate next to Memorial Stadium may have more value as the university modernizes its athletic facilities. Mizzou Arena opened in 2004.

The Hearnes Center remains the home of Missouri's volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling and track and field teams.