The addition of the Junell Center/Stephens Arena to the Angelo State University landscape has ushered in a new era in events programming for the campus and for the West Texas community served by the University.
The Junell Center/Stephens Arena provides a world-class setting for educational, cultural, social and athletic events for audiences and spectators numbering from 4,900 to 5,600. Fans are able to watch the Rambelles and the Rams “do their thing” on a gleaming wood court that also serves as a UIL playoff site for area public schools. Speaking engagements, Distinguished Lecture Series, ASU commencements, cultural and entertainment programs and exhibitions are just a few of the special programming activities that are staged for large audiences and groups in the Junell Center. The Auxiliary Court is available for smaller programs or as additional space for larger programs requiring its use in conjunction with the arena floor. This space also doubles as a practice site for the Rambelles and Rams and may also be used for classes and even dinners.
Other support spaces in the building include a warming kitchen for catering needs for banquets and other dining events and a “green room” for performers waiting to go on stage.
On the administrative side, the Junell Center/Stephens Arena is the home for the University’s athletic staff, offering a support complex with offices, conference rooms and classrooms-many of which are designed to serve multiple uses.
Downstairs adjacent to the arena floor are the dressing rooms for the Rambelle and Ram athletic teams. These are supported by a sports medicine center, equipment rooms, storage facilities and a laundry room.
A specially-appointed VIP Lounge is housed in the Junell Center. Looking out over the arena floor, the lounge is the site for special dinners, receptions and other programs requiring that extra “touch of class.”
Add two weight rooms that look out over the Multipurpose Sports Complex through gleaming glass walls and a Hall of Fame that heralds the accomplishments of ASU athletes through the ages to those entering the Junell Center…and you have it…one of the premier arena facilities in the state and nationally in all of NCAA Division II athletics.
Stephens Arena Facts
Stephens Arena Facts
Arena Floor Space: 21,500 square feet
4,970 for athletic events
5,638 for commencement programs, etc.
Ceiling Height: 68 feet
Video Screen: 9 feet by 12 feet
Lighting: Fifty 1,000-watt lights
Sound System: 9,000 watts, more than two miles of wiring
Donor: Mrs. Eva Camuñez Tucker, San Angelo
Artist: Raul Ruiz, San Angelo
Ram Weight: 500 pounds
Horn Spread: 30 inches
Ewe Weight: 480 pounds
Rock Weight: Approximately 48 tons
Rock Quarried: Pecos County
Court Design By: Michael Martin
Floor Surface: Maple
Floor Colors: Solar Yellow,
Safety Red, Blueprint and White
Floor Finish: Three coats of sealer and three coats polyurethane
Basketball Diameter: 6 feet
Stephens Arena Graphic: 30 feet wide
Court Dimensions: 50 feet by 94 feet
Court and Border Design: 62 feet by 106 feet
Donor: Col. Henry N. Ricci, M.D.
Pole Height: 110 feet
Pole Diameter: 14 inches at the base
Pole Weight: 8,000 pounds
Foundation: 13 feet deep using more than 7 cubic yards of concrete
Flag Dimensions: 20 feet by 38 feet
Flag Weight: 100 pounds
Lighting: Two 1,000-watt spotlights
All events in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena are professionally catered. Please contact Chartwells Food Services at 325-942-2124 for general information concerning refreshments and catering.
There are two payphones that offer free local calls. Credit cards and Phone Cards may be used for long distance calls. One is located at the northwest corner and one at the northeast corner of the Junell Center/Stephens Arena.
The Junell Center/Stephens Arena houses two first class weight rooms containing work out equipment ranging from free weights to cardiovascular machines. Both weight rooms are used for classroom instruction, athletic training. Please call 325-942-2091 for hours of operation for both weight rooms.
The Junell Center boasts sports training facilities that rank among the best in Texas and among the top in Division II athletics nationally. The Sports Medicine Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in a rehabilitation room, hydrotherapy room and treatment area.
The Junell Center/Stephens Arena features more than 100,000 square feet of comprehensive meeting and function space with 10 meeting and breakout rooms. The center offers the highest standards in meeting facilities, including professional banquet and catering services, theater seating, and state-of-the-art audiovisual and internet connectivity. The Junell Center/Stephens Arena offers:
- Meeting and event facilities
- Meeting suite(s)
- Conference suite(s)
- Complete audiovisual and production services
- High-speed internet access available in meeting/event facilities
- Some services and facilities may not be available on a 24-hour basis.
The Junell Center/Stephens Arena also provides three classrooms for academic purposes on the second level. Each classroom can be equipped with the latest in multi-media technology and can be used for various educational purposes. The center currently supports classes, ranging from kinesiology to communications instruction weekdays, beginning at 8 a.m.