Gallogly Events Center
The Gallogly Events Center, the newest basketball facility in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, is in its fourth season of operation for the 2012-13 Mountain Lion season. The 1,250-seat facility opened on Jan. 8, 2010, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by University of Colorado President Dr. Bruce Benson and University of Colorado Colorado Springs Chancellor Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak in a conference doubleheader with Fort Lewis.
The new venue features state-of-the-art sound and lighting, high-speed data capability, new LED scoreboards and video boards, scrolling message scoretables, improved seating, large visitor's and officials lockerooms, dedicated VIP area, and is wired to comfortably host television broadcasts. The Events Center also achievied Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.
The facility was named in honor Tommy Gallogly, who earned a bachelor's degree in 1970 and a master's degree in 1973 from UCCS. The building is the first on campus to be named after a UCCS alumn. James L. "Jim" Gallogly, a 1974 UCCS graduate, and his wife, Janet, donated $1 million to the CU Foundation on behalf of the family, and requested that the facility be named after Jim's father. Seven of Tommy's 10 children graduated from UCCS.
Tommy Gallogly pased away in 2000, and more than 40 members of his family, including his wife, Margery, attended the dedication ceremony. A nameplate and plaque detailing Tommy's personal story can be found in the lobby.