The Icardo Center
Previously the only school in the 20-member CSU system without an on-campus playing facility, CSU Bakersfield saw the completion of the Jimmie and Marjorie Icardo Center in late winter 1989.
Originally named the CSUB Activities Center, the building was dedicated in honor of the longtime Roadrunner boosters who donated more than $2.5 million to support Roadrunner athletics.
The 44,000 square foot facility seats 3,495. Primarily funded by the state of California in the 1987-88 fiscal year budget, separate improvements financed by the CSU Bakersfield Foundation include 700 improved chair-back seats and air conditioning. A 2,000-square-foot, $100,000 reception room was financed by the Icardos.
Team rooms for men's and women's basketball and volleyball were also updated to better serve student-athletes. Some of the additional amenities include a concession area in the lobby, a state-of-the-art sound system dual scoreboards at either end of the playing surface and a high definition video board which was added in the 2014 season.
The Icardo Center received a notable facelift in the Fall of 2011 with the installation of the first blue floor. The playing surface is the first of its kind in college basketball and created quite a buzz when installed with ESPN, NBC, CBS and other college sports networks writing stories about this new potentially-trend-setting playing surface.
In Summer of 2014 the facility underwent construction again which included a new ceiling and walls color scheme matched to compliment a newly redesigned blue floor which featured a smaller center court logo, refreshed blue paint and 'Bakersfield' spelled out in a similar font and arc to the famous Bakersfield sign. Wood bleachers on the north side of the facility were replaced with contoured plastic seating complete with the Roadrunners logos and #allrunners graphics in the Summer of 2015. The following year the south side seating was completely replaced with a new chair back seating configuration and additional contoured general admission seating.
The Icardo Center is the primary home to men's and women's basketball, volleyball and wrestling. It also regularly houses university events such as orientations, commencements along with concerts and community sporting events.
John Antonino Sports Complex
This 40 foot-by-120 foot structure near the Hillman Aquatic Center is the home of CSUB wrestling.
The complex contains an 80-foot practice area, a large team room / study room, cardio room, locker room and shower facilities. New Resilite practice mats were installed in the summer of 2016. Future renovations call for a large team study room and cardio space in addition to improved locker room and shower areas.