Alumni Gym recently underwent renovations which included the addition of stadium-style seating in a horseshoe shape around the court. The updates also included new scoreboards and video boards along with new locker rooms and a new entrance at the south end of the facility. In thanks for a generous gift, the playing court was renamed Robertson Court.
Alumni Gym has played host to many notable games throughout the history of Elon basketball. On February 27, 2010, 1,934 fans packed the facility to watch the Phoenix men battle Davidson in a double-overtime thriller. On February 28, 2004, the Elon men defeated rival UNC Greensboro 112-108 in a triple-overtime contest.
On the women's side, the Phoenix hosted the first postseason tournament ever inside Alumni Gym in 2011 when Elon welcomed USC Upstate on campus for the first round of the Women's Basketball Invitational on March 17. The Phoenix did not disappoint, claiming a 103-72 win. On Feb, 19, 2011, the team hosted Samford in front of a record-crowd 1,071 fans for its Pink Zone game.
The retired jerseys of Jesse Branson ('65) and Tommy Cole ('72) hang from the Alumni Gym rafters. Branson is Elon's all-time leading scorer, having netted 2,241 points in his career. Cole ended his career in the maroon and gold with 2,214 points, ranking second in program history.
Alumni Gym is also home to the Phoenix volleyball team which compiled its best record at the NCAA Division I level in 2009, going 23-8 on the season. In 2010, the Phoenix secured a share of its first SoCon North Division crown by defeating Appalachian State 3-0 on November 12 before claiming the title outright with a 3-0 victory over Western Carolina the next day.
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104 E. Haggard Ave. Elon, N.C. 2724
Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140 (University Drive). From southbound I-85/40, exit right and turn right. From northbound I-85/40, exit right and turn left. Stay on University Drive for 1.4 miles and turn right on Highway 70 East/S. Church Street. Take Highway 70 East/S. Church Street to Williamson Avenue (.7 miles). Turn left on Williamson. Follow this road for 1.7 miles. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter the campus area. Cross over Haggard Ave. (with BP gas station on the corner). The building on your right is the Koury Center. Take your first right into the parking lot.