Bear Down Gym, originally known as Men's Gymnasium, is a 300 seat multi-purpose arena in Tucson
. It opened in 1926. It was home to the University Of Arizona
Wildcats basketball team. It was replaced when the McKale Center
opened in 1973. In 1990, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Bear Down Gym is also famous for its inclusion in the 1984 blockbuster film Revenge of the Nerds. It was the gymnasium of the fictional "Adams College" and also temporary home to the Nerds after they were kicked out of their original Freshmen home (Cochise Hall).It was designed by Lyman & Place/Roy Place, architect, and was built by Clinton Campbell.