First National Bank Arena
The home of Arkansas State University men's basketball is regarded as one of the top facilities in the Mid South and the Sun Belt Conference. First National Bank Arena has provided the Red Wolves with a decided home-court advantage while giving fans an inviting and multi-perspective view of top-flight NCAA Division I action.
FNB Arena features a seating capacity of 10,563 and was completed in 1987. It is uniquely designed so that each of its four entrances share equal prominence. The arena area can accommodate three basketball courts, seven volleyball courts, one tennis court, or a seven-lane 200-meter indoor track with facilities for field events. All courts are regulation size.
A new state-of-the art video display and custom audio system was installed in early October 2012 on the four boards located in each corner of the arena.
Arkansas State features a newly-renovated spacious locker room with provides comfort and to the Red Wolves' student-athletes. An expanded locker area featuring brand-new custom lockers which each student-athletes's name and number is one of the many highlights. A player's lounge with Red Wolves logo embroidered leather couches along with a wide-screen high definition television and several computers for student-athlete use are other features.
The locker room also features newly-remodeled shower facilities and new custom marking boards for use by the Red Wolves' coaching staff. The walls are adorned with custom A-State graphics as well as new carpeting covering the floors with custom-made Red Wolves logo rugs.
The Arkansas State video room, located in First National Bank Arena by the Red Wolves' men's and women's locker rooms, features 16 customized embroidered A-State leather chairs with audio speakers on each side and headphone audio outlets. The room is decorated with team and action photos of the A-State men's and women's basketball programs on the two side walls along with an A-State logo on the back wall. The video room is also utilized for post-game coach and student-athlete media conferences.
Arkansas State's success on the basketball court can be attributed to many aspects with one being a first-class weight room facility in the Strength and Conditioning Room. The facility, which was remodeled prior to the 2008-09 season, included such upgrades as new weights, new floor covering, wall covering, lighting and glass entrance doors.
Arkansas State's practice facility, which is located in the Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences (HPESS) Building on the A-State campus, provides the Red Wolves with a venue to practice when the Convocation Center is being utilized for other events. The facility features a full-length floor with baskets on each end and two on each side. A mounted scoreboard is on each end wall and banners of the Sun Belt Conference-member schools is featured on the east side of the floor.
First National Bank Arena also features its Sports Medicine facility complete with a cold tub, sauna and other amenities needed for keeping student-athletes at peek performance. Whether its pre or post game. A-State student-athletes can come to the Convocation Center for treatment to keep their bodies in top shape.
A complete overhaul of the facility is planned that will include a larger cold tub, a new hot tub and more area to ensure that each student-athletes has their needs met in order to perform at the top of their ability