Robert A. Mott Athletics Center
Inaugurated – September 1960 – Refurbished 1998
First game played – Cal Poly vs. Whittier – December 1, 1960
First Game Result – Cal Poly 70-69 win over Whittier
Seating Capacity – 3,032
Facility Playing Surface – Southern White Pine
Overview – Located at the southeastern entrance to the university, Cal Poly’s Mott Athletics Center has been the site of many historic athletic competitions for Cal Poly men’s and women’s basketball teams, women’s volleyball and Mustang wrestling. Affectionately known as “The Asylum” or “The Big Ugly” by the raucous Mustang fans that regularly sell out basketball games and volleyball matches, The MAC has earned a well-deserved reputation as the most difficult setting in which to compete in the Big West Conference. This is due to the architectural layout of the facility that ensures a deafening crowded noise is showered on opponents from the well-choreographed Mustang Maniacs spirit group and supporting fans.
At its entrance, the Mott Athletics Center houses multiple display cases containing each of the record-setting 35 NCAA Team Championship trophies earned by Cal Poly prior to the University’s move to Division I competition. Additionally, the storied facility includes the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame, men and women’s locker rooms, the Mustang Strength and Conditioning Complex, the Cal Poly Athletics Academic Resource Center and administrative offices for Cal Poly coaches and support staff.