McDonald Hall & Arena

McDonald Hall and Arena is the home of the department of kinesiology and of studios for the department of theatre and dance. The building also has classrooms, offices, fitness and recreation spaces.

McDonald Hall and Arena was built in 1940 with resources from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Work Projects Administration. It served as Missouri State University’s central indoor arena until Hammons Student Center opened in 1976.

  • McDonald Arena

  • McDonald Arena and Bearfest Village prior to a football game

  • McDonald Arena interior

  • McDonald Arena during a guest lecture