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Reed Arena, a 12,989-seat special events center located on the west side of campus, opened in the fall of 1998.


Reed Arena serves as the home for Texas A&M men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. Complete with the amenities of a NBA arena and the atmosphere of a collegiate setting, Reed Arena provides A&M with one of the best basketball arenas in the southwest and provides first-class accommodations not only for Aggie basketball and volleyball but for major concerts, commencement ceremonies and a variety of other events.



The arena is named for Houston veterinarian Dr. Chester J. Reed, a 1947 graduate of A&M, and his wife, Billie Jean. In 1986, the Reeds contributed 265 acres of undeveloped land west of Houston to the university, forming the nucleus of assets used to fund the facility.



QUICK FACTS

  • Opened: 1998
  • Capacity: 12,989
  • Cost: $36,000,000
  • Record Crowd: 13,717 vs Texas (Feb. 27, 2010)