Named in honor of the late Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen, the Jayhawks’ head coach for 39 years, Allen Fieldhouse is one of the greatest venues and home court advantages in all of basketball. Under current head coach Bill Self, the fans in Allen Fieldhouse have powered the Jayhawks to 14 Big 12 Regular Season Championships while only allowing 13 home losses over those 16 seasons.
The Fieldhouse was dedicated on March 1, 1955, as the Jayhawks defeated Kansas State, 77-66, before an overflow throng of 17,228. Noted sportswriter Mark Whicker of the Orange County Register calls Allen Fieldhouse “the best place in America to watch college basketball.”