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G.B. HODGE CENTER

Named for one of the University's founders, Dr. G.B. Hodge, the Center was completed in 1973. After major renovations in the building's 37-year history, the G.B. Hodge Center now features all new seating, a new floor and a state-of-the-art Daktronics video scoreboard system and LED ProTables. Along with the renovations, the volleyball and basketball locker rooms are brand new along with the addition a new weight room, the Spartan Performance Center, and a state-of-the-art video control room.

The bottom floor is home to the Athletics Department, which includes offices for the athletic administration and coaches. The Hodge Center features a main arena, home to the men's and women's basketball teams and the volleyball program, and the Spartan Performance Center and athletic training facilities.

The Spartans have experienced a great deal of success on the floor, with the men's basketball team winning an NAIA National Championship in 1982, three NAIA District Six titles and five Peach Belt Conference trophies. Women's basketball took home three straight Peach Belt Conference Championships from 1993-95. Volleyball won three straight NAIA District Six titles from 1987-89, advancing to the national tournament in each of those years, and also took home Peach Belt Conference titles in three straight years from 1993-95.

The Hodge Center was recently nationally recognized in a study by Stadium Journey Magazine, as the publication ranked the arena the 15th-best Division I college basketball arena for game atmosphere and experience. The Hodge Center finished ahead of Michigan State's Breslin Center (16), Louisville's Yum! Center (19), UConn's Gampel Pavilion (20), Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium (31), Indiana's Assembly Hall (34) and Florida's O'Connell Center (63).

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE HODGE CENTER

FROM I-85 IN EITHER DIRECTION: Use Exit 72 on to U.S. 176 towards Spartanburg. Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard and the campus will be on the left. Turn at the first available left after entering campus on East Campus Boulevard onto Hodge Drive. The road will curve around and go past the Hodge Center on the right. Take the second right and park in the Hodge Center/Administration Building lot. The Hodge Center is the building on the right.

FROM I-26 IN EITHER DIRECTION: Exit on to I-85 northbound, and follow the above directions. Using I-85 instead of Business I-85 is the preferable route.

FROM US HWY 176 / I-585 NORTHBOUND: Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard and the campus will be on the left. Turn at the first available left after entering campus on East Campus Boulevard onto Hodge Drive. The road will curve around and go past the Hodge Center on the right. Take the second right and park in the Hodge Center/Administration Building lot. The Hodge Center is the building on the right.

FROM US HWY 176 / I-585 SOUTHBOUND: Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard and the campus will be on the left. Turn at the first available left after entering campus on East Campus Boulevard onto Hodge Drive. The road will curve around and go past the Hodge Center on the right. Take the second right and park in the Hodge Center/Administration Building lot. The Hodge Center is the building on the right.

FROM BUSINESS I-85 NORTHBOUND: Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road parallel to Business I-85 to the Milliken Bridge over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the three-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight onto North Campus Boulevard into campus. Make first left at the edge of the campus onto East Campus Boulevard. After going down a large hill, turn at the first available right after entering onto Hodge Drive. The road will curve around and go past the Hodge Center on the right. Take the second right and park in the Hodge Center/Administration Building lot. The Hodge Center is the building on the right.

FROM BUSINESS I-85 SOUTHBOUND: Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for approximately 1/2 mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus. Make first left at the edge of the campus onto East Campus Boulevard. After going down a large hill, turn at the first available right after entering onto Hodge Drive. The road will curve around and go past the Hodge Center on the right. Take the second right and park in the Hodge Center/Administration Building lot. The Hodge Center is the building on the right.