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The Jungle (IUPUI Gymnasium) was opened in 1982 and is the home to the IUPUI basketball and volleyball teams. Located on the main concourse of the IU Natatorium, the facility provides the Jaguars' teams a distinct home court advantage.
After receiving a major facelift in the summer of 2007, the capacity has decreased to 1,215, but provides an up-close perspective of NCAA Division I competition. New chair back seating was installed on both sides of the court, similar to those found at Bankers Life Fieldhouse or the newly constructed Lucas Oil Stadium.
Both the north and south walls depict a mural, displaying the best and brightest athletes to don IUPUI uniforms. The North wall includes shots of IUPUI Hall of Famer Carlos Knox, along with former women's standouts Tiffany Kyser and Brooke McAfee.
Additionally, a photo of former volleyball standout Rebekah Pallikan spans a portion of the wall, while two shots commemorate the 2003 IUPUI basketball team, which won the program's first-ever Mid-Continent Conference crown.
The South wall includes a mural of former IUPUI standouts George Hill, Jernisha Cann and Devika Bellamy, among others.
Banners hang from the rafters, honoring IUPUI's championship teams, dating back to the program's NAIA days. The facility also boasts two wireless scoreboards in each end zone and a state of the art sound system.
The Jungle is the former home of the Nike Basketball All-America camp and hosted the USA Basketball Team during the 2002 FIBA World Championships in Indianapolis. In addition, it has hosted the Knox Indy Pro-Am for three years. Among the recognizable names that have competed in the Jungle are Lebron James, Reggie Miller, Dwyane Wade, Danny Granger, Ben Wallace and Tim Duncan.