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

Men's Basketball vs Northwestern State

Bearkat basketball faces Northwestern State.

1/17 6:30pm
Bearkat Chili Cook-Off

We bring the heat, and you come to eat! Winners will be announced at the men's basketball game following the cook-off. For information on how to register...

1/24 5pm
Men's Basketball vs Southeastern Louisiana

Bearkat basketball faces Southeastern Louisiana.

1/24 6:30pm
Women's Basketball vs McNeese

Bearkat basketball faces McNeese.

1/31 6:30pm
Women's Basketball vs Abilene Christian

Bearkat basketball faces Abilene Christian.

2/3 3pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

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.

Wyn Carlisle

Wyn Carlisle left a positive review 1/27/2017

Loved it! Got to meet all three after the show and they were extremely nice. Such a cool event for the university to offer! Comics were very funny in my opinion. Having a headliner that was nearly the same age as a lot of the students was a good call. Great event!

Lorri Caruso

Lorri Caruso left a positive review 1/24/2017

Thank you for allowing students to go to the show for free. I thought Aidy Bryant was funny. Pete Davidson was extremely offensive. His set-long desire for students to give him drugs was inexcusable and a terrible example for all those who were present.

Ethan Giles

Ethan Giles left a negative review 1/24/2017

They weren't funny bc there were no jokes that were little jokes that were offensive. People like being offended. And this showcase was mediocre. Pick better comedians next time.

Benita Jones

Benita Jones left a positive review 3/22/2016

Was the best concert I've been to.

Melody Montgomery

Melody Montgomery left a negative review 3/22/2016

T.I. was terrible. The audio system was terrible.