Missouri Southern Women's Basketball Camps
Leggett & Platt Athletic Center
Completed in the fall of 1999, the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center is home for the Missouri Southern Men's and Women's Basketball Teams. St. John's Track, which encircles the basketball floor, is the indoor home for the MSSU Track & Field Teams.
The 2005-06 season marks the seventh season for the Lions to call the $7.5 million complex home.
The $7.5 million dollar complex was dedicated on Oct. 15, 1999 and hosted its first indoor track & field meet on Jan. 21-22, 2000. The 80,000 square-foot facilty not only houses the six-lane, 200-meter St. John's Track, but also a wooden parquet floor for basketball, two synthetic basketball courts on either end of the main court and has the capability of hosting volleyball competition.
The arena seats more than 3,200 fans for basketball and has individual chairback seating on both sides of the court. Permanent bleacher seating is also location on one end and a moveable set of bleachers is used on the opposite end.
The St. John's Track was funded by and named for St. John's Regional Medical Center. The track gives Southern's track & field teams an indoor training facility and the ability to host several meets each year, including the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championships every other year.
Another feature of the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center is the Freeman Fitness Center, which includes a state-of-the-art weight room and athletic training facility. The fitness center was made possible by contributions from Freeman Health Systems.
The Athletic Center also houses offices for coaches and administrators, lockerrooms, and classrooms.
Directions to Missouri Southern State University
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From Fayetteville, AR: HWY 71 North - continue north when HWY 71 becomes HWY 249. Continue on HWY 249 to Newman Rd. Go West on Newman Rd. to Duquesne Rd. and the MSSU campus.
From Kansas City: HWY 71 South to Webb City; follow signage - South on Madison Ave. (which becomes Range Line Rd. at Joplin City Limits) to Newman Rd.; East on Newman Rd. approximately 1.5 miles to Missouri Southern campus.
From Springfield: I-44 West, follow signage at Exit 11B; North on HWY 249 to Newman Rd. Go West on Newman Rd. to Duquesne Rd. and the MSSU campus.
From Tulsa, OK: I-44 East to Joplin, exit on Range Line Rd. (exit 8B); north on Range Line Rd. to Newman Rd.; East on Newman Rd. approximately 1.5 miles to Missouri Southern campus.
From Wichita, KS: South on I-35 to HWY 166; East on HWY 166 to Baxter Springs, KS; North on Alt. 69 to Rt. 66; East on Rt. 66 to Joplin (Rt. 66 becomes 7th Street) to Range Line Rd.; north on Range Line Rd. to Newman Rd.; East on Newman Rd. approximately 1.5 miles to Missouri Southern campus. Or HWY 400 (Kellogg in Wichita) to HWY 171 to Madison Ave. in Webb City, Mo.; South on Madison Ave. (which becomes Range Line Rd. in Joplin) to Newman Rd.; East on Newman Rd. approximately 1.5 miles to Missouri Southern campus.