The Recreation/Athletic Facility has served as the home of Southwest Minnesota State basketball since the 1996-97 season. The 4,000-seat arena, which opened in the summer of 1996, is twice the capacity of the Physical Education Gym, which was the home of SMSU basketball from 1968-1996.
The R/A Facility is one of the largest arenas in the region and is an ideal site for concerts, commencements, and many other activities in addition to basketball, volleyball and wrestling.
The facility is 32,890 square feet and has two Mondo Sports Floor courts, a jogging track and two wood floor basketball courts. During the summer of 2009, the Mondo Advance Sports Floor courts were resurfaced. During the summer of 2008, the R/A Facility received an upgrade as new scoreboards and video boards were added. In addition to the two new video boards on the north and south walls of the R/A Facility, the center scoreboard was upgraded, while two smaller scoreboards were added on the east and west ends of the facility.