With help from from the business community, Schmidt transformed a former automobile showroom and garage into a field house. Inside was a hardwood floor, an office, showers, lockers, equipment and seating for 1,000 spectators. The make-shift gym was on the west side of campus, near Garland Street, and adjacent to Razorback Field (the original football field). The area, just north of the current Fine Arts Center, served as the school’s defacto sports complex, and included tennis and volleyball courts, a quarter-mile track and a baseball field.
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