Cone Field House/Gordie James Court is the home of the WU women’s basketball, men’s basketball and volleyball teams. The arena holds 2,500 fans, with plenty of seating on each side of the court. The court was redone and named after former men’s basketball coach Gordie James in 2010.
Gordie James Court
The court at Cone Field House is named after retired Willamette men’s basketball Head Coach Gordie James. In 22 seasons at WU, from 1987-88 until 2008-09, James achieved a 357-230 (.608) record, and directed the Bearcats to the 1992-93 NAIA Division II National Championship. He also earned a 340-129 (.725) record in 22 years at the high school level, giving him a combined record of 697-359 (.660). The refurbished court was dedicated on Nov. 20, 2010.
Take I-5 Exit 253 and drive west on Mission Ave. From the top of the overpass it is 2.2 miles to the Willamette University/City Center off-ramp. Once you take the off-ramp, you can see the Willamette soccer field and the Lestle J. Sparks Center. Follow the signs to Willamette and get into the right-hand lane at the light. Once you have progressed through the intersection, take the next available right onto campus.