Facility Reservations

Summer Seage
Facilities Coordinator

The Joe Frank Sanderson Center

Opened in 1998, the Joe Frank Sanderson Center is Mississippi State's $19 million state-of-the-art recreation facility. Providing 150,000 square feet of recreation areas, the Sanderson Center has become one of the most popular student areas on campus. The Center is accessible to persons with disabilities.

  • 2 Gymnasia
  • 1/8-mile Jogging Track
  • 8 Racquetball Courts
  • 500,000 gallon indoor swimming pool
  • Rec Room with table tennis
  • Large Outdoor Sunning Deck
  • Strength and Aerobic Conditioning Room
  • Climbing Wall
  • 3 Aerobics/Dance Studios
  • Food Service Area
  • Conference and Training Rooms
  • Locker Rooms
  • Equipment Issue and Sales

Sanderson Center Reservations

Activity areas of the Sanderson Center may be reserved by contacting the Sanderson Center Associate Director via email at jtownsend@saffairs.msstate.edu .Reservation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to availability of the space.

Facility Reservations University Department Non-University Affiliated
Main Gym Court 1* $40/hour $50/hour
Main Gym Court 2* $40/hour $50/hour
Main Gym Court 3* $40/hour $50/hour
Main Gym Court 4* $40/hour $50/hour
Half of Main Gym* $80/hour $100/hour
Entire Main Gym* The Entire Main Gym may be reserved under specialcircumstances
and only as approved by the Director of University.
Badminton Court** $15/court/hour $20/court/hour
Entire Auxiliary Gym* $60/hour $70/hour
Studio A $30/hour $40/hour
Studio B $30/hour $40/hour
Studio C $30/hour $40/hour
Conference Room $15/hour $25/hour
Officials Training Center $15/hour $25/hour
Racquetball Court (4 available) $10/hour/court $15/hour/court
Wallyball Court (1 available) $15/hour/court $25/hour/court

*Main Gym, Auxiliary Gym and Racquetball Courts are only available for reservation upon approval by University Recreation Facilities Coordinator or Director of University Recreation. Charges will be incurred for Student Organizations in this instance.

**Badminton Courts are only available in the Main Gym.

***University Recreation will procure 10% of any proceeds from a revenue generating event.

Programming, Service, and Equipment Student Organization University Department Non - University Affiliated
Non-Operational Hours Reservation Fee $300/hour $325/hour $375/hour
Additional Staffing During Non-Operational Hours $16/hour/employee $18/hour/employee $20/hour/employee
Audio/Video Set Up $30 $40 $50
Indoor Tables $5/table
Indoor Chairs $.50/chair
Gymnasium Floor Tarping* Contact Event Services at (662) 325-3228
Custodial Services dependent on event dependent on event dependent on event
Dodgeballs $25/set/hour
Repair or Replacement Organizations and groups are responsible for all costs associated with the repair or replacement of equipment or property that may be damaged as a result of their use of University Recreation facilities and fields

*Any event serving food or drinks or any event at which the participants will not have on proper footwear will need to tarp the floors in the Main Gym, Auxiliary Gym, and Studios