Ever since Natrona’s old gym was brought down, I’ve wondered what the oldest gym in the state is now. I’m also curious to officially pin down the largest (and smallest) gym in the state.

So I restarted a project: finding the ages and capacities of each gym in the state. Here’s what I have so far. If you know any missing info, leave a comment here or email pschmiedt@yahoo.com.

–patrick

3 Thoughts on “Ages and capacities for Wyoming’s high school gymnasiums

  1. Pat Schmidt on January 23, 2019 at 3:29 pm said:

    Admire your goal but wonder.
    For instance, the Cody gym is listed as being built in 1958. However, the state spent something over $4 million rebuilding/remodeling it to meet safety standards around 2000. This included added columns between the seats and the floor to support the half-barrel roof and correct structural problems. Because of Cody, the state decided it would be cheaper to tear down the identical but slightly smallerhalf-barrel roofed gym built in Thermop in 1957 rather than remodel it.

  2. Patrick on January 23, 2019 at 4:57 pm said:

    Pat, thanks for sharing. I knew Cody went through a remodel, but I didn’t realize how extensive it was — and how closely it aligned to Thermopolis!
    –patrick

  3. pat schmide on January 24, 2019 at 9:48 am said:

    The sad part of the Cody remodel is fans are blocked from seeing the floor if they sit behind the new columns. The seating area empty of fans is actually fan-shaped!

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