Like basketball with a patina? Check out Rose Hill Gym

While many college basketball teams play their games in large, gleaming, modern arenas, nine NCAA Division I schools continue to use on-campus facilities that date to the early decades of the 1900s. One of the oldest of these is Rose Hill Gym at Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y., which was among the largest in the country (3,470 seats) when it opened Jan. 16, 1925. The floor area was so vast that people took to calling it "the Prairie," and during World War II it served as a military barracks. In 1966, it was the site of the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's final high school game. The eight oldest college basketball arenas, the year each was built, and the cities and schools where each is located:

*also used by St. Joseph's University

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