History: The Auburn volleyball team has played the majority of its home matches in the Student Activities Center, where the team has amassed a 147-129 record since the program was reinstated in 1986.
The complex, opened in the fall of 1984, encloses 95,000 square feet of multiple-use, student-oriented facilities.
The volleyball matches are held in the arena, a 2,000 seat multi-function room (capacity of 1,320 for volleyball). The spacious room is also used for intramural sports (volleyball, basketball and badminton) and has a stage for lectures or concerts.
The Student Activities Center added the most prestigious flooring system available before the 2002 season in the UniForce Performance System.
The system offers such features as Individual Performance Enhancers which allow individuals to play in close proximity without affecting the other athlete’s best performance and uniform performance, which is created by a special upper resilient section providing performance and stability throughout the entire floor.
The UniForce Performance System is used by such facilities as the Miami’s Heat’s American Airlines Arena, the Atlanta Hawk’s practice facility, the Charlotte Sports Center and the Gompers Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
During the summer of 2008, the floor of the Student Activities Center was refinished with a new paint scheme fresh for the upcoming season.
Prior to the 2008 season, the volleyball team added banners at each end of the court, identifying the members of the Southeastern Conference. Also added were Auburn pride and tradition banners at the floor level.
In addition, two new scoreboards built by Daktronics have been added to each end of the court. The larger of the two scoreboards is capable of displaying up-to-the-second statistics as it is fully-integrated with the scorekeeping program used to keep track of stats.
Another room in the complex houses four basketball courts which can be converted to four volleyball courts, or 12 badminton courts.
A recreational weight room, equipped with both free weights and multi-use machines and a fitness room (equipped with Tiger Theater) is open to all Auburn students and faculty members. Equipment such as basketballs, volleyball or badminton equipment can be checked out for use in the facility.
On the second floor is a multiple-purpose room, which can be divided with partitions into twelve separate meeting rooms for sports such as judo, wrestling, fencing and karate. Also on the floor are the offices of the Auburn Recreational Services Staff. Recreational Services is in charge of all intramural and club sports.