Reed Gym

Reed Gym is a 3,214-seat multi-purpose arena in the western United States,[1] on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Opened 68 years ago in 1951, it is the home court of the ISU Bengals women's basketball and volleyball teams of the Big Sky Conference. It also is the home of and men's and women's tennis teams and serves as a student recreational center.

Reed Gym
Reed Gym
Location in the western United States
Reed Gym
Location in Idaho
Location936 Martin Luther King Drive
Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.
Coordinates42.8645°N 112.429°W / 42.8645; -112.429
OwnerIdaho State University
OperatorIdaho State University
Built1951 (1951)[2]
Renovated2002, 2010[3]
Idaho State Bengals (NCAA Division I)
women's basketball, volleyball,
men's & women's tennis
men's basketball (1951–1970)

Prior to the opening of the ASISU Minidome (Holt Arena) in 1970,[4][5][6] Reed Gym was the home of the men's basketball team, which enjoyed considerable success in the 1950s under head coaches Steve Belko and John Grayson.[7] In 1957, the gym was the site of the play-in game for the West Regionals of the NCAA tournament; the Bengals defeated Hardin-Simmons of Texas by nine points and improved their record to 25–2.[8][9][10]

The approximate elevation at street level is 4,550 feet (1,385 m) above sea level.

See also


  1. "Idaho State Bengal Basketball" (PDF). Idaho State University Athletics. p. 2. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  2. "ISU Turns 110". Office of Marketing and Communications at Idaho State University. Retrieved February 27, 2015. In 1951, Reed Gymnasium was built. When Reed Gym was proposed, the city of Pocatello and the students were upset that the gym was going to be built out of town with no road leading up to it. Now the campus and city surround the gym.
  3. "Reed Gym". Idaho State University Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  4. "'Mini-Dome' just first of new Big Sky stadia". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 13, 1970. p. 10, fb.
  5. Ferguson, George (May 12, 1970). "Idaho State: What a Mini!". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. C-1.
  6. Checketts, Brent (February 19, 1970). "Pocatello's Mini-Dome Serves Maxi-Purpose". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. B-14.
  7. "Idaho State Bengals". Sports Reference. (college basketball). Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  8. "ISC gains spot in NCAA meet". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). March 12, 1957. p. B5.
  9. "Bengals down Cowboys, 67-58 in NCAA prelim". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 12, 1957. p. 14.
  10. Strite, Dick (March 15, 1957). "NCAA regionals open Friday". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
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