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Western Michigan men's and women's basketball, volleyball, indoor track and field and gymnastics teams all compete in at University Arena (5,421) in Read Fieldhouse, which was part of a $50 million renovation and expansion project of student recreation, physical education and intercollegiate athletic facilities in 1994.

Western Michigan unveiled a brand new court entering the 2015-16 season, which emphasis placed on tying Bronco athletics more closely with the University and the Kalamazoo community. On either side of the center court logo will be maps of the state of Michigan, with a star indicating Kalamazoo's location and the words, “The Zoo,” which simultaneously refers to the city as well as the Bronco student section.  

Three floors of offices were added adjacent to the area to house a majority of the WMU athletic administration, support and coaching staffs. 

Also included in the new wing were top-level locker rooms for numerous sports.  The third floor of the complex provides exclusive space for the women's gymnastics squad to train.  

The academic services center, equipment and training rooms are also located in the building, centralizing a majority of the department's activities.

In the summer of 2010 a $525,000 renovation took place resulting in the resurfacing of the indoor track and replacement of baseline bleachers. The new track surface comes from the world renowned company Mondo, with $400,000 going towards the new surface.

During the summer of 2017 new LED lighting and a state of the art sound system was installed. 

Read Fieldhouse first opened for men's basketball in December, 1957.  It was officially named in honor of legendary coach Herbert "Buck" Read during a 1963 game against defending NCAA Champion Loyola. 

The winningest coach in program history, Read coached the Broncos to an overall record of 345-169 during his 27-year tenure.  Amazingly, 23 of those squads compiled winning records, including an undefeated (17-0) campaign in 1929-30.