For basketball, the Matadome can host 1,840 seats. The hardwood floor is multiuse, and the building itself is approximately 113,000 square feet. The Matadome has been in the public eye before—and for more than just Cal State Northridge’s games. It hosted the 1990 U.S. vs. Japan men’s volleyball tournament and appeared in the ‘80s film The Karate Kid.
Though it’s not actually a “true” dome (because its roof is flat), the Matadome is the nickname given to Cal State Northridge’s Matador Gymnasium, its most recognized physical landmark. The university’s home games are always played there. It opened in 1962 and was revamped in 1997, gaining a new scoreboard and backs for its bleachers.