The Golden Eagles play home games in the beautiful and spacious 8,095 seat Reed Green Coliseum, named fittingly for a man who for 44 years was a player, coach and athletic director, served the cause of intercollegiate athletics at his alma mater - Reed Green.
The first game played in Green Coliseum was December 6, 1965, when the Golden Eagles defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 71-69. The building was formally dedicated on December 11, 1965, during a game against Alabama.
The Golden Eagles have been tough in their home arena, posting a 479-212* mark since the 1965-66 season for a .693 winning percentage. This includes perfect marks in the 2011-12 and 1967-68 seasons, finishing 15-0 and 11-0, respectively. The most victories to be posted in Green Coliseum were 16 during the 2006-07 campaign.
The 27,000 square foot gymnasium space houses four multi-purpose courts that features a 50 percent resilient neoshock Conner AGA maple floor system. Inside the gymnasium the courts can be laid out as four sanctioned high school-sized basketball courts, four internationally sanctioned volleyball courts, or six internationally sanctioned badminton courts. The gymnasium also features two sets of permanent bleachers with a seating capacity of more than 400 people, eight custom-designed scoreboards, recreational and competitive lighting systems, and a fully programmable sound system for each court.
The one-eighth of a mile exercise track is located above the activity courts providing an inviting environment to walk or jog year-round. The rubberized surface material is a lifetime product that provides the ultimate in safety for our users. The four lane exercise track allows for multiple use, whether walking or jogging as an individual or with a partner. Each turn of the track offers the user many different views including the exterior surroundings of the Payne Center. Additional features include two resting stations with drinking fountains and spittoons.
Enter the 7,900 square foot WorkOut Zone and experience an energetic fitness environment designed to help you reach your fitness goal. The WorkOut Zone is laid out to accommodate virtually all types of exercise programs. With over ten top brands of strength and conditioning equipment and a panoramic view of the beautiful Southern Miss campus, the WorkOut Zone is the place to achieve a better physical health. Take advantage of our 35-piece cardiovascular area and over 40 pieces of selectorized equipment to work your muscles from multiple angles, providing a truly complete workout. The WorkOut Zone also have over 8,000 pounds of free weight equipment for those wanting more than what selectorized machines can offer.
The Wisteria Circuit Training Room, located on the second floor of the Payne Center, is a weight training circuit designed to be a concentrated, time-efficient, total body workout. Circuit training has both strength and cardiovascular benefits when performed properly. The Wisteria Circuit Training Room has eleven resistance machines and aerobic training stations. The muscle groups targeted in the circuit are legs, buttocks, chest, back, arms, shoulders, abdominal and heart.