BERNARD G. JOHNSON COLISEUM

Physical Address: 801 Bowers Blvd., Huntsville, Texas 77340

DIRECTIONS TO JOHNSON COLISEUM

JOHNSON COLISEUM PARKING MAP
    (BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL)

MEN'S BASKETBALL TICKET INFORMATION

*  WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TICKET INFORMATION

VOLLEYBALL TICKET INFORMATION

LINK TO SAM HOUSTON GOOGLE MAP

Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum, the home of Sam Houston State University men's and women's basketball and volleyball, seats 6,110 fans.

The arena is one of the toughest places to play in the Southland Conference. Since the 2000 season, the Bearkats have rolled up a record of 135 victories and only 30 losses on their home floor.

From 1998 to 2008, the Sam Houston State men’s basketball team went 46-0 against non-conference competition at Johnson Coliseum.
 
Since the arena was dedicated on Feb. 9, 1976, with a 59-54 defeat of Southwest Texas State, the Kats own a record of 314 victories and 127 losses in the building.

The most recent project completed at Sam Houston inclues upgrades to Johnson Coliseum. For the fans, there have been three major upgrades. In 2015, new Daktronics video board was installed. In 2016, season ticket holders have been treated to new telescopic seating in the lower courtside level as well as a new Bearkat Champions Basketball Club area.

New basketball and volleyball video boards were placed on the west wall of Johnson Coliseum prior to the 2015 fall semester, bringing even more excitement to Sam Houston sports action at Johnson Coliseum.  

The board is 17 feet, 9.3 inches tall by 31 feet, 1.6 inches wide with a 10 mm video display. It also includes the capability for live video, sports statistics, timing and scoring information. 

 
 

 

The biggest changes to the Coliseum came in 2016 in support of the student athletes and coaches. The training room and locker rooms had a complete overhaul, with the installation of new lockers, meeting areas and video equipment. The training room space has more than tripled, including the addition of a brand new hydro area. Also a new court was installed, replacing a floor that was nearly 30 years old.

“Our locker room is top notch and I think it gives us a real boost in recruiting,” said head men’s basketball coach Jason Hooten. “The training room is fantastic. It is spacious and roomy. I think the hot and cold tubs are really what makes it.

“I walked in the other day after practice and we had eight guys in the cold tub. For this time of year to be able to have all those guys do that at once and still have time to get to the cafeteria and then get off their feet is huge. It’s a game changer,” Hooten said.