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Drill Hall

Drill Hall was the first gymnasium used for the Massachusetts men's basketball program. It was located on campus, at the site of what is now Bartlett Hall. A renovation of Drill Hall was completed in 1899, which made the building suitable for the basketball and track teams.

As the home venue for men's basketball, Drill Hall was succeeded by Curry Hicks Cage, in 1932.

Fast Facts

  • Status: Former home arena
  • Opened: 1883
  • First game: January 10, 1900
  • Last game: February 28, 1931
  • Demolished: 1957

History

Drill Hall opened in 1883, primarily for military training. It was retrofitted in 1899 to allow for the basketball and track teams.1)

The first official game in the building, and for the school's men's basketball program, was on January 10, 1900, against the Northampton YMCA, with a win for the home team, 14-9.2)

Over the 24 seasons of Drill Hall's use, the men's basketball program went 107-35 at home, a .754 win percentage.

Drill Hall was demolished in 1957 to make way for Bartlett Hall.3)

Season Record

Win/Loss record for all games played at Drill Hall.

SeasonWinsLossesNotes
1899-190011
1900-0100no team
1901-0251
1902-0330
1903-0431
1904-0521
1905-0610
1906-0740
1907-0842
1908-0922
1909-1000no team
1910-1100no team
1911-1200no team
1912-1300no team
1913-1400no team
1914-1500no team
1915-1600no team
1916-1730
1917-1833
1918-1931
1919-2064
1920-2124
1921-22100
1922-2360
1923-2451
1924-2550
1925-2691
1926-2750
1927-2854
1928-2935Only losing home season
1929-3080
1930-3194
Totals10735.754
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