|First Game||December 1, 1982 vs. Eastern Michigan|
The Fieldhouse Arena, which was completed in 1982, is located in the northwest part of campus. The Fieldhouse Arena has three beautiful multi-sport courts. The 300,000-square-foot fieldhouse was created as a multipurpose facility; in addition to intercollegiate events, it is also used for intramural sports, trade shows, meetings, conventions, commencement ceremonies and concerts. The center court is home to GVSU's varsity volleyball and men's and women's basketball teams. The arena has the seating capacity for up to 4,200 people for center court athletic events.
The Fieldhouse Arena was originally made up of one central wood multi-sport court with a rubberized "Mondo" surface and also included a one-eighth of a mile track. The current fieldhouse replaced the former "Dome" arena. In the summer of 2008, the arena was resurfaced replacing the institutional "GV" logo with the new athletics "GV" logo on center court. There were also two more additional full-sized practice wood courts added. In 2011, GVSU added two scoreboards with digital video display on each side of the court and there was a new sound system installed.
The Fieldhouse Arena has been the host arena to many basketball and volleyball playoff games which allows GVSU fans to regularly witness Laker history in the making. In 2008, fans witnessed the men's basketball team, who were ranked number one in the country at the time, host the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship in the Fieldhouse Arena where the Lakers beat Findlay 75-58. The Fieldhouse Arena was host to the volleyball Final Four in 2001.