Pepperdine's men's and women's basketball home games and men's and women's volleyball home matches are played at Firestone Fieldhouse, the University's multi-purpose athletic facility.
Combined, the basketball and volleyball programs have won more than 70 percent of all of home contests ever held in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Facility construction was initiated in conjunction with the University's move to Malibu in 1972, and the first home event was on November 30, 1973, when the Pepperdine men's basketball team lost a 52-50 decision to Pacific.
Firestone Fieldhouse was officially dedicated on September 20, 1975, by President Gerald R. Ford. The modern, cozy facility is an excellent place to view basketball games and volleyball matches from both courtside bleachers and upstairs theatre seats. The listed capacity for Firestone Fieldhouse is 3,104, but attendance can climb closer to 5,000 for concerts, graduation ceremonies and lectures.
The biggest attendance for an athletics event was on February 6, 1976, when a record 4,500 fans packed the facility to watch the Pepperdine men's basketball team upset No. 3 ranked UNLV by a final score of 93-91.
The original versaturf rubber surface was replaced in the summer of 1992 with a wood floor. A new wood floor surface was installed during the summer of 2003.
Location: Tyler Drive (Malibu Campus)
Completed: October 1973
Floor Type: Wood
Floor Development: Sports Technology Group of Placentia
Lighting: 200 candlepower
Contractor: Moran Company Construction Company, Inc.
Architect: Richard L. Dorman
Major Donor: Leonard K. Firestone
Official Dedication: Sept. 20, 1975, by President Gerald R. Ford