In 1956, Montana State University's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse/Worthington Arena opened as the premiere college basketball and all-purpose facility in the Northwest. The MSU Fieldhouse, as it was then known, was the largest domed structure in the western hemisphere without a center support. Nearly a half-century and the largest facility renovation project in school history later, MSU's home basketball arena remains one of the finest around.
The most distinctive feature in Worthington Arena is the massive television screen at the Arena's east end, which is used for replays and promotional purposes. Elgin Baylor, John Stockton and Kevin Johnson are among the great players that have played in the Fieldhouse.
Max Worthington Arena also houses the Bobcat Indoor Track and Field squad, and played host to the largest crowd to ever witness a volleyball match in school and Big Sky history, as 6,378 fans watched the 'Cats down arch-rival Montana in 2002.
Also housed in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse are the Department of Athletics' offices, the Bill Ogle Hall of Fame Room, team locker rooms, the Academic Success Center, the D'Agostino Strength Training Center, the Athletic Training Center and the All-American Cafe.
The Brick Breeden Fieldhouse also plays host to concerts, including the likes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Toby Keith, Clint Black, Wynonna Judd, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Matchbox 20, BB King and Snoop Dogg. In addition, numerous trade shows and rodeos are held under the giant wooden structure.