Colorado State University boasts a rich and proud basketball tradition that dates back 100 years, and the school's volleyball team is currently riding the longest streak of success ever achieved by a single CSU program. Part of that proud history includes one of the most distinctive and effective home court playing facilities in the nation. Moby Arena is a cozy and intimate playing facility nestled in the heart of the university's central campus area.
With a capacity of 8,745 the venue features the pride and tradition of the Rams' program that dates back 100 years, and a newness associated with a recent renovation to the arena's concourses, athletic training facilities and locker rooms.
At the conclusion of the 2000-01 season, another renovation took place in Moby Arena when an entirely new playing surface was installed. More than 23,000 square feet of hardwood was put down on the floor of the arena.
The combination of an attractive playing facility, Colorado State's rich athletic history, and local university support combine to form Moby Madness.
Colorado State's athletic programs that call Moby home have thrived through the years due to commitment and support throughout the university and the community.
The Thurman "Fum" McGraw Athletic Center opened in 1999 and houses the athletic department's staff, coaches, ticket office and the academic support area. The McGraw Center includes two additions to the Moby Arena complex.
On the south side of the arena is an addition that includes new locker rooms for male and female athletes, training room and equipment room areas, a weight room and an injury rehabilitation center. The new facility ranks among the most efficient in the nation. It provides Colorado State's student-athletes with state-of-the-art training facilities. Critical to the new facility is the training and rehabilitation center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of athletic-related injuries.
One of the focal points of Moby Arena is the Colorado State Sports Hall of Fame area, located on the south concourse. The exhibit features artifacts throughout CSU athletics history, including plaques and awards for members of the school's Sports Hall of Fame. Boosters, fans, alumni and supporters of the program have the opportunity to visit the reception area and see displays tracing the history and tradition of Colorado State athletics.
Behind the hall of fame display is the newly renovated and expanded Bob Davis Hall. The 5,000 square foot room serves as a large meeting space for banquet events and press conferences.
Moby Arena offers a gameday experience like no other. Fans of all ages in Fort Collins can enjoy top-notch college volleyball and basketball in one of the most fan friendly and intimate settings in the country.
As one of the most unique playing facilities in the nation, Moby Arena has been home to Rams basketball since midway through the 1966 season. It is a 8,745-seat, whale-shaped venue that is used throughout the year.
The arena served as the setting for the 1976 movie, One On One, starring Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G.D. Spradlin, Gaill Strickland, and Melanie Griffith. The story was written by Benson and Jerry Segal and directed by Lamont Johnson. It was filmed on Colorado State's campus in 1975, and released a year later. Benson starred as prep basketball standout from Ault, Colo., named Henry Steele, who gets to play big-time basketball at Western University, but finds along the way he must make difficult decisions when confronted with corruption and cheating. The film's working title was Catch A Falling Star.
Moby Arena also has hosted national recording artists such as Big Head Todd and the Monsters, the Steve Miller Band and The Fray have played to sold-out crowds. Until the 1990s, Moby Arena was known as Moby Gym.
Moby Arena Facts & Figures
DEDICATION GAME: Jan. 27, 1966 (Men's Basketball)
RESULT: Colorado State 109, New Mexico State 70 (Men's Basketball)
LONGEST MOBY WIN STREAK: 44, Volleyball from Sept. 18, 1998 to Nov. 18, 2000
Fort Collins is situated 60 miles north of Denver, just four miles west of the I-25 corridor, approximately a 1-1.5 hour drive.
Address: 951 W Plum St, Fort Collins, CO 80521
... From the South (Denver): Take Interstate 25 North into Fort Collins. Exit I-25 (exit 268) and head West on Prospect Road. Turn right onto Shields. Moby Arena will be ahead and to your right. Enter the parking lot at the corner of Shields and Elizabeth streets.
... From the North (Cheyenne): Take Interstate 25 South into Fort Collins. Exit I-25 (exit 268) and head west on Prospect Road. Turn right onto Shields. Moby Arena will be ahead and to your right. Enter the parking lot from the corner of Shields and Elizabeth streets.