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University of Toledo - Volleyball
University of Toledo - Volleyball

Facilities & Directions


John F. Savage Arena

John F. Savage Arena, the home of Rocket men's and women's basketball, as well as women's volleyball, is one of the finest athletic facilities of its kind in the country.A $30 million renovation and expansion of Savage Arena, along with the adjoining Charles A. Sullivan Athletic Complex, debuted in November of 2008.

Originally known as Centennial Hall when it was built in 1976, the arena was renamed "Savage Hall" in 1988 and then became "Savage Arena" in 2008 as part of the renovation project.

Designed by architectural firms of SSOE, Inc. and Ellerbe Becket, the new Savage Arena includes a new "bowl-style" seating configuration that brings fans close to the action. Seating capacity for basketball and volleyball is 7,300.

Among the other improvements to the arena as part of the renovation are the addition of a brand-new basketball court; suites, loges and club seats along the west side of the area; a new jumbo video scoreboard and sound system; new lighting; new rest rooms and concession stands; a remodeled Joe Grogan Room, a glass-enclosed lounge with seating for up to 200 dinner guests; new locker rooms and team rooms; and a new athletic training room, complete with two whirpools and the latest in treatment and rehabilitation equipment.

Adjoining Savage Arena is the brand new Sullivan Complex, a 36,000 square-foot building that serves as the perfect complement to the new arena. Highlighting the Sullivan Complex is the beautiful new glass atrium lobby that serves as the primary entrance into Savage Arena. Other features include a new ticket office; the "Rocket Shop" for the sale of UT merchandise on game day and during normal business hours; a brandnew Varsity 'T' Hall of Fame; the Downtown Coaches "Wall of Champions"; a new 10,000 square-foot strength and training center for UT student-athletes; and new offices for coaches and staff.

The basketball court in Savage bears the name of the greatest coach in UT men's history -- Bob Nichols. Nichols coached the Rockets from 1965-87 and is still the winningest coach in Mid-American Conference history, compiling a 376-212 record and five conference titles in 22 seasons.


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From the Ohio Turnpike (Use Exit 64):

  • Follow I-75 north to I-475 (Exit 204).
  • Travel west on I-475 to the fourth exit, Secor Road (Exit 17).
  • Turn left onto Secor Road.
  • Proceed on Secor Road past Bancroft Street.
  • Turn left onto West Towerview Boulevard.
  • Turn right at first stop sign, West Rocket Drive.
  • Continue straight ahead to Rocket Hall Visitor Center.
  • Park in Area 27A.

From the North on I-75:

  • Continue south on I-75 to I-475 (Exit 204).
  • Travel west on I-475 to the fourth exit, Secor Road (Exit 17).
  • Turn left onto Secor Road.
  • Proceed on Secor Rd. past Bancroft Street.
  • Turn left onto West Towerview Boulevard.
  • Turn right at first stop sign, West Rocket Drive.
  • Continue straight ahead to Rocket Hall Visitor Center.
  • Park in Area 27A.

From the South on I-75:

  • Continue northbound on I-75 past downtown Toledo to I-475 west (Exit 204, Ann Arbor/Sylvania).
    • Note: Do not take the first I-475 US 23 North exit.
  • Travel west on I-475 to the fourth exit, Secor Road (Exit 17).
  • Turn left onto Secor Road.
  • Proceed on Secor Rd. past Bancroft Street.
  • Turn left onto West Towerview Boulevard.
  • Turn right at first stop sign, West Rocket Drive.
  • Continue straight ahead to Rocket Hall Visitor Center.
  • Park in Area 27A.

Via US 23 from the North:

  • Continue south on U.S. 23 to I-475 east (Exit 232, bear left).
  • Follow I-475 east to the second exit, Secor Road (Exit 17).
  • Turn right onto Secor Road.
  • Proceed on Secor Rd. past Bancroft Street.
  • Turn left onto West Towerview Boulevard.
  • Turn right at first stop sign, West Rocket Drive.
  • Continue straight ahead to Rocket Hall Visitor Center.
  • Park in Area 27A.

Parking Arrangements

  • Please enter campus at West Towerview Blvd off of Secor Road.
  • Park in Lot 27A and enter Rocket Hall at the entrance marked Visitor Center (near the sculpture of the three horses).
  • If you call ahead for an appointment, a parking pass will be sent to you.
  • If you arrive on campus and do not have a parking pass, please stop by the Visitor Center in Rocket Hall and one will be given to you.