Wisdom Gymnasium is located in the Health and Physical Education Building on the northwest corner of the campus, adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The 30-year-old facility serves as home for both the Texans and the Tarleton basketball teams.
The gymnasium, named for long-time Tarleton athletics director and coach W.J. Wisdom, was built in 1970 at a cost of $1.3 million. A $1.7 million expansion project was completed in 1977. The total physical education complex covers 114,343 square feet of floor space.
Wisdom Gymnasium features an upper and lower level seating arrangement to accomodate 3,000 spectators. Powered retractable bleachers are used on both sides of the upper an lower seating levels to allow additional floor space when seating is not needed. Seating on the lower south side has chair backs, installed in 1999. A four-way viewing scoreboard, installed in 1987 and upgraded in 1996, is located above and in the center of the basketball court with four public address speakers mounted on top. Shot clocks are located on the north and south walls.
Aside from its function as a home court for varsity basketball games, the court is marked for two intramural basketball courts and six badminton courts for class instruction. The facility is also used for commencement exercises and concerts.
Wisdom Gym is easily accessible, being located just north of Business 377 (West Washington) and in between Lillian Street and Harbin Drive.