The Trojan Trench opened it's doors during the 1970-1971 season. The floor level was built below ground to maximize the number of seats in the gym. The gymnasium went many years without a name until 1975 Triton Graduate Kevin Boyer suggested that the gym have a name, the Trojan Trench. During the winter of 2007-2008 basketball season, the gymnasium became known as the Trojan Trench.
Fact or fiction, legend tells us that the ancient city of Troy was protected by two outer trenches. Each trench was eight feet deep and ten to eleven feet wide. The defensive purpose of the trenches was to deny access to the city by chariots, siege towers and battering rams.
In recognition of that ancient battle strategy, Triton has named its gymnasium, which is positioned below ground level, the Trojan Trench. May all who visit, whether competitor or spectator, remember and honor its historical heritage.
Figures and Facts:
Seating Capacity: 3,492
Locker Rooms: 4 on the main floor level
Training Room: located on main floor level
Courts: 1 main floor and 2 side courts