The arena, widely considered the best of its kind in the Missouri Valley Conference, opened in 2008. It has a maximum seating capacity of 11,000. Included in that capacity are 9,637 chairback seats, 122 seats for permanently disabled guests, 114 loge seats and 22 private suites.
The arena is also host to many events, including:
- Bears and Lady Bears basketball
- Basketball tournaments for area schools
- Commencement exercises, both for MSU and for area high schools
Missouri State University seeks a permanent naming of the arena to help showcase this exceptional facility and the many events it hosts for the region.