1/4/2012 8:14:00 AM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Bream Gymnasium, home of the Gettysburg College men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and wrestling teams, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening this Wednesday evening.
The Bullet men’s basketball squad will host Messiah College in a non-conference game, 50 years to the day after Gettysburg’s men’s team took on Bucknell University in the first-ever game played in the 3,000-seat venue on Jan. 4, 1962. The Bullets defeated the Bison 69-59 in that game.
The gym was built in a little less than a year, as construction started early in 1961 at a cost of $802,011. It was later was named the Henry T. Bream Physical Education Building in June of 1969, on the occasion of Bream’s retirement as athletic director. Hauser Fieldhouse was added in 1973, followed by the Wright Center in 1990, and the three independent sections would become known as the Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex.
The Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness was added to the west side of the Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex in 2009. Prior to the 2009-10 season, the gymnasium received several major upgrades, including a new floor, bleachers, lights, and sound system.Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2012