HSC Guest Information

HAMMONS STUDENT CENTER
661 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65807

417-836-5240 -- Business
417-836-5772 -- Information Line
417-836-7678 -- Ticket Office


Recreation Information

Facilities Available -- Recreation facilities are available for open play when scheduling permits. All facilities are made available as much as possible, offering everyone an opportunity for physical exercise and recreation. Facilities include: 

     3 courts for basketball/volleyball          Swimming pool (25 meters)  
     5 handball/racquetball courts               Locker rooms/showers
     Jogging area (1 lap - 1/10 mile)

Parking -- Parking is not included in HSC memberships. For information on parking, please call Safety & Transportation, 836-4825.

Locker rental -- Locker rental, which includes a towel, is available on a first-come reserved basis to eligible users. Locker rental is $10 per semester ($7.50 summer). Non-locker holders may rent towels for 25 cents per day. Hammons Student Center does not assume responsibility for any items left or stored in lockers. Towels not returned are subject to a replacement fee. Contact Equipment Issue for locker rental (836-5772).

Dress Policy -- All persons using HSC are required to wear non-marking, rubber soled shoes on all court and track surfaces. Swimmers must be attired in appropriate swimming apparel (cutoffs are not permitted). Shirts will be worn by males in all areas of HSC except when playing basketball or volleyball. Racquetball/handball players are encouraged to wear safety goggles. 

Authorized Usage/Rates 

Students/Faculty/Staff -- Currently enrolled Missouri State University students and faculty/staff members may use the facilities without charge (ID cards are required) 

Students/Faculty/Staff Spouses -- Spouse ID cards are not valid authorization to use at HSC. A family plan must be purchased, or a $5 daily guest fee is required. 

Guests -- Guests accompanied by a student/faculty/staff member or alumni possessing authorized membership may use HSC upon payment of $5 per day per guest. This daily usage fee will be paid to the receptionist at the south entrance. 

Alumni -- Missouri State Univeristy alumni possessing a valid Alumni Association membership card obtained for the Alumni Relations Office may use HSC facilities upon payment of a $2 daily guest fee at the receptionist counter or by purchasing an individual yearly membership for $175 or a yearly family plan for $200 at the Equipment Issue office (836-5237) during posted hours. 

Event Information

Ticket Information -- Ticket information for all events at HSC can be obtained from any Missouri State Box Office. The HSC Box Office is located at the Main Entrance at 731 Bear Blvd and is only open during events that take place at Hammons Student Center. Call 417-836-7678 for ticket information.

Doors Open -- The doors to HSC are generally open to the public one hour prior to the scheduled game time.

Guest Service Center -- The HSC Guest Service Center is located in the Main lobby. Upcoming event information and arena information can be obtained at the Guest Service Center. Lost and found articles can be turned in to the HSC Guest Service Center. See the representative at the Guest Service Center for any question you may have regarding HSC.

Smoking/Tobacco -- HSC is a tobacco free facility. Guests may use designated smoking areas outside of the building.

Special Access -- Disabled patron seating is located in sections A, E, J, N as well as the platforms located in the Main and Northeast lobbies. Special access features of HSC include convenient entries, parking, accessible restrooms, drinking fountains, elevator access and TDD and volume enhanced telephones. In addition, service animals are permitted at HSC. HSC requires at least one week's notice of any disability accommodation (other than seating) in order to serve the needs identified. Please notify your ticket seller at the time of purchase of any special accommodations required.

Restrooms -- Restrooms are located in each of the four lobbies of HSC.

Food and Drink -- Cans, bottles, coolers and plastic beverage containers are not permitted inside HSC. Food and beverages may not be brought into HSC. Medical exceptions are permitted. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited from HSC and University property.

Cameras and Video -- Cameras and video cameras generally are permitted subject to the approval of the event producer. Video cameras are not allowed during concerts.

Concession Stands -- Concession stands are located in each of the four lobbies of HSC. Water fountains are also located in each of the four lobbies.

Lost and Found -- All found items should be turned over to an HSC Service Representative. To claim a lost item report to the Guest Service Center located in the Main lobby.

Public Safety -- Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the exits closest to their seat. In the event of an emergency, patrons must be ready to respond to instructions from HSC representatives immediately. Emergency announcements may be made over the public address system during most events.

Building Maps -- Building maps are located in each of the four lobbies. These detailed maps can help answer any questions you may have regarding HSC.