Gentry Center


  • A multi-purpose arena on campus with a seating capacity of 9,100
  • Home to both men’s and women’s basketball and track teams
  • The venue was opened to the public in 1980 and is named after former Director of Athletics, Howard Gentry Sr.
  • The court in the arena was dedicated and named in honor of John B. McLendon, TSU’s legendary Naismith Hall of Fame Head Coach.
  • The facility houses a basketball arena, indoor track, weight room and an Olympic pool
  • The Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track is located on the upper level of the Gentry Center and has been host to numerous meets such as the OVC Indoor Track Championships.

Phase I: Facility Renovations

Phase I of the Gentry Center Renovation will produce many benefits for TSU student-athletes and fans including:

Student-Athletes Experience
  • Newly Branded Main Court
  • Athletic Training Suite
  • Team Locker Rooms in Men’s Basketball and Women’s and Men’s Track and Field
  • Dedicated Lounges for the Tigerbelles and Men’s Basketball
  • Fueling Station
Fan Experience
  • State-of-the-Art Video Boards
  • LED Lighting featuring an instantaneous on/off effect
  • Sideline Scorer’s Table
  • Baseline Media Tables
  • Premium Courtside and Baseline Seating
  • Update Score Clocks
  • Updated Shot Clocks
  • Updated Arena Sound System
  • Updated Arena Seating for Improved Comfort
  • Branded Paint and Celebratory Graphics
  • Banners Commemorating Legendary Athletes and Teams
  • Renovated Ticket Office, Concessions and Restrooms
  • Team Apparel Shops (Located on 2nd Level; North & South Corridor)