Mark Twain Building serves as the home facility to the UMSL men's
and women's basketball teams and the UMSL volleyball team.
the fall of 2006, the Mark Twain Building had a new wood floor
installed and the University named the floor Chuck Smith Court,
in honor of UMSL's first head basketball coach and Athletic Director.
Mark Twain Building was built in the fall of 1971 to serve as
the host facility for UMSL's intercollegiate athletics and recreation
and intramural activities. The gym has seating to accomodate 4,736
fans, including a court-side, lower level section with chairback
seats. In the summer of 2003, the University installed a new,
four-sided scoreboard above the court.
being built in 1971, the Mark Twain Building underwent a facelift
in 1986 with the installation of new bleachers, including the
chairback seats on the lower level. Other upgrades included a
new sound system and lighting in the gym area. The gym has the
ability to have three full-court basketball courts for summer
camps and intramural activities as well.
accomodations in the Mark Twain Building include a jogging track
on the lower level, a swimming pool, lockerroom facilities, weight
lifting room, equipment room and a training room.