Case Arena would be the largest high school gymnasium in all but four states in the country. There are 18 larger gyms in Indiana and each of them has their own sense of pride and nostalgia. In Frankfort, the arena has the historical significance of being named after Everett Case, who helped put the school and later NC State basketball on the map. His efforts would result in enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts
The Tipton Blue Devils play in one of the Hoosier State’s best small gymnasiums. The crowd is frenzied, the atmosphere lively, and the popcorn hot and buttered.
The Reuben D. Behlmer Memorial Gymnasium was built in 1928 and is one of the grand old high school basketball facilities in Indianapolis. The two-tiered arena is home to the Arsenal Tech High School Titans basketball program who has quite a history of its own.
The Indiana State Boys Basketball State Championships have been held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since 2000 and have been an annual occurrence in Indianapolis for the majority of the tournament’s existence. The tournament attracts the largest audience in the country and is the final games are the exclamation mark of Hoosier Hysteria.
Stadium Journey Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown joins us to talk about Atlanta: a poor sports city, or just misunderstood? Also, the gang delves into the Stadium Arms Race, and we discuss epic road trips to Quebec Junior Hockey and Indiana high school basketball.
The Hatchet House is one the gems of Indiana high school gyms. The 7,090 seat arena is tucked away in the town of Washington and has been home to the Hatchets basketball since its dedication in 1966. The gym feels much more than a high school venue and its aesthetics and history make it truly a special place.