Fordham University's home court, the Rose Hill Gymnasium, is the oldest gym still being used by an NCAA Division I team. The 3,200 seat gym opened on January 16, 1925 for a game between Fordham and Boston College. The Rams took the opener 46-16 in a game refereed by one of the University's most prominent alumni, "The Fordham Flash", Frankie Frisch.
The Gym was one of the largest on-campus facilities at the time it was built, earning the nickname "The Prairie" because of its large floor space. The original configuration had no end zone stands and a seating capacity of 2,100 but several standing room crowds of 6,000 were reported in the late 1920's. Since its opening in 1925, the gym has seen numerous renovations, adding new seating, scoreboards and public address systems.
The most recent renovation occurred in the summer of 2002 when the gym received new lighting, new stands, a new public address systems, new windows and doors, a new heating system and new scoreboards.
The arena has been in continuous use by Fordham's basketball teams since it's opening with the exception of the World War II years, when it was used for a barracks.
The Rose Hill Gym has been the site of many legendary college and high school basketball games including Kareem Abdul Jabbar's final high school game and the 1988 Tolentine-Archbishop Molloy Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Championship game, billed by the New York Newsday as the "Best High School Game of the 80's". The Rose Hill Gym continues to host the CHSAA Championships annually.