Reed Arena, located in College Station, Texas, is home to the Texas A&M Aggies. It has been used by the A&M University since 1947 and has served many purposes; from sporting events, to commencement ceremonies, to trade shows and concerts. In 2005, Reed Arena was even converted in to a temporary shelter to house over 200 victims of Hurricane Katrina. The main function of Reed Arena is to house the Texas A&M Aggies basketball team.
Named for Dr. Charles Reed, a Texas A&M alumni, Dr. Reed and his wife donated their assets to the college, which were then used to fund the Reed arena.
The new Reed arena, which opened in 1998, put construction costs at nearly $37 million and Reed Arena seating capacity to almost 13,000. In February of 2006, a fundraising association closely tied with the Texas A&M athletics department announced their plans to build an additional 40,000 square-foot addition to Reed Arena, adding new locker rooms, practice gyms, and Aggies basketball lounges.
This year, Texas A&M's fierce rivalry with it's closest agricultural university, Oklahoma State Cowboys, brought in Reed Arena's highest attendance record to date, with more than 13,500 fans from both schools. With so many fans clamoring to get into the Texas A&M basketball facility, it's no surprise that Reed Arena tickets are a hot item in Texas. Texas Aggies basketball fans will want to buy Reed Arena tickets early to the top games if they want to be a part of the Aggieland excitement.