Sam Houston State University

Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum

Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum, the home of Sam Houston State University men's and women's basketball and volleyball, seats 6,110 fans. The arena was dedicated on Feb. 9, 1976, with a 59-54 defeat of Southwest Texas State.

The Coliseum is home to SHSU Volleyball as well as the SHSU Men's and Women's Basketball teams. It hosts a variety of recreational sports activities and university calendar events including graduation, concerts, campus organization events, summer camps, and family shows.

The building hosts approximately 80 events each year, spanning 250 days, and is open for rental from student, university, and non-affiliated groups.



1964 Bobby K. Marks Drive Huntsville, Texas 77340




Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.




Upcoming Events


Annual concert series put on by the Division of Student Affairs that features professional musical performances.

3/27 7pm
Ring Ceremony

Hosted by the Alumni Association, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and Balfour, the Sam Houston State University Official Ring Ceremony will...

4/3 6:30pm
Spring Teacher Career Fair

Join Career Services for the 2019 Spring Teacher Career Fair on Wednesday, April 17th.

4/17 9am
Commencement, Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum

See the Commencement Schedule on the Registrar's Office webpage.

Commencement, Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum

See the Commencement Schedule on the Registrar's Office webpage.


Recent Events

Recent Activity

Michael Demson

Michael Demson left a positive review 2/5/2019

Wow! This event was so much fun -- so many people came! I cannot wait for next year!

skapepaw Wow

skapepaw Wow left a positive review 1/15/2019

It's a nice Colosseum for basketball and volleyball can't wait to see a match I know it will be entertaining and if you have time try this one out ! :

Tesla Cadena

Tesla Cadena left a positive review 10/1/2018

They started very close to on time, it was quick, and I was surprised by the quantities of packaged meat they were giving away. I now have enough to share.

The only thing I maybe would've changed is I would've asked if the meat was already precooked (it looked like it, but I wasn't sure), and what the expiration date for it would be. Otherwise, great event.

Katie Tyler

Katie Tyler left a positive review 8/19/2018


Kathy Chisum

Kathy Chisum left a positive review 3/19/2018

Well organized, great selection! Thank you!

Grace Moore

Grace Moore left a positive review 8/21/2017

Extremely funny and I enjoyed myself waaay more than I expected. Nicole Byer tried a little too hard with some of her jokes but Rip Michaels and Nick Cannon had me in hysterics. It was great to take a break from college and responsibilities and have a good laugh.

Julio Carrizales

Julio Carrizales left a positive review 4/3/2017

I had a great experience and was glad that I was able to participate in this great tradition. Meant so much to my family and I, as I achieved a milestone in my educational career.

Yamilex Velez

Yamilex Velez left a positive review 4/3/2017

The staff was wonderful when there was an issue to be handled!

Yohelis Flores

Yohelis Flores left a positive review 3/29/2017

It was a good show! Just some sounds issues, sometimes It was very hard to hear because the echoing. but overall it was great!

Katherine Dill

Katherine Dill left a positive review 2/26/2017

Great venue, excellent seating.