Through the years, Moody Coliseum, a campus and Dallas landmark, has served both the University and community. Home to men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and the pageantry of SMU Commencement, the coliseum also has hosted commencement ceremonies for thousands of area high school students, cultural programming and political rallies. Speakers have included four U.S. presidents and numerous other national and international figures.
Moody Coliseum will undergo expansion and extensive renovation, providing many new and improved features that include new premium seating, renovation of the entry lobby and concourses and state-of-the-art upgrades. This project will revitalize Moody Coliseum as a preeminent collegiate sports arena and multi-purpose event facility, preserving its historical character while adding the most modern technological enhancements.
Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2012 with the expansion of the building’s north façade followed by renovation of the interior space and infrastructure upgrades. The renovated Moody Coliseum is scheduled to reopen in December 2013.
- Renovated main entry lobby
- Expanded concourses with raised ceilings
- Club seats, loge boxes, private suites and group suites
- New event space, offices, team locker rooms and meeting space
- Relocated, expanded volleyball locker room suite
The renovation and expansion of Moody Coliseum took a major step forward thanks to a lead gift from the Moody Foundation, followed by a commitment from Trustee David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and his wife, Carolyn Lacy Miller. SMU is continuing to seek donor support for this important campaign priority, and many naming opportunities are available, including:
- Champions Club
- Hall of Fame Club
- West Plaza
- Suite Floor Level
- North Entry
- Patron and group suites
To learn more, please contact Tim Leonard, senior associate athletic director for development, at 214-768-4465.