Allen Fieldhouse

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.”

The Specs

Opening Date March 1, 1955
First Opponent K-State (W, 77-66)
Overall Size 344 ft. x 254 ft.
Sidewalls 60 ft. high
Roof Peak 85 ft. high
Original Capacity 17,000
Current Capacity 16,300
Structural Steel 2,700 tons
Reinforcing Steel 250 tons
Concrete 4,000 cubic yards
Bricks 650,000
Haydite blocks 52,000
Stone 1,625 tons
Paint 4,500 gallons
Concrete Piling 21,200 linear ft.
Roofing 90,000 sq. ft.
Cost $2.7 million in 1955