Name: Andrean High School gymnasium
First opened: 1960 (first varsity games played in 1961)
The scene: Another throwback gym, little has changed since the days of Dan Dakich in the early 80s when you had to park at Venture and get to 5959 Broadway before the JV game in order to get a seat. On a cold night, you can still feel the draft from outside if the gym doors aren't kept shut. The bleachers are cozy to the court, so the student section can get, ahem, personal with opposing players near the out of bounds line. When the band gets together for a jam on the stage at the south end, the band box really rocks.
Memorable game: Longtime Andrean fans would probably select what was once a Region tradition — the 59ers' annual opening game against Roosevelt. The game was considered the de facto Northwest Indiana prep basketball season opener from the mid '60s into the 2000s. The game alternated between Andrean and Roosevelt's gym. And when the 59ers hosted, you could expect a packed house with coaches, players and alumni from schools across the Region showing up in their school colors.