Allen Fieldhouse is an indoor arena at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence, Kansas. The arena, named in honor of Dr. Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, who coached the university's men's basketball team for 39 years, is one of college basketball's most historically significant and prestigious buildings. The actual playing surface is the James Naismith Court, honoring the inventor of basketball who established Kansas' basketball program and served as its first coach from 1898 to 1907.
Since the opening of Allen Fieldhouse in 1955, the Jayhawks have a home record of 678-107 (.864). Since February 20, 1994, the Jayhawks have lost only 13 regular season games in Allen Fieldhouse, a 242-13 record (.949) through January 23, 2012. Current Jayhawks Head Coach Bill Self is 140-7 (.951) in the historic structure, keeping up the tradition of Allen being the hardest place for opponents to play in all of college basketball. On November 4, 2010, ESPN The Magazine named Allen Fieldhouse the loudest college basketball arena in the country.