The Tom Gola Arena was first opened in February 1998 and has constantly been the host to many basketball and volleyball games throughout its history. Before it opened, the Explorers first played at the Palestra from 1955 to 1989 before the opening of the arena. There are always plenty of sports events taking place here as well as musical concerts.
The Tom Gola Arena is a 4,000 seat multi-purpose arena located right in Philadelphia that is situated inside of the Hayman Center. It is the home of the La Salle University Explorers basketball and volleyball teams. The venue has brought in many local as well as many visiting fans to see the Explorers live on the court.