Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, also known around Fort Worth, Texas, as DMC, has provided TCU's women's and men's basketball teams with huge home-court advantages since the arena's 1961 opening.
On June 30, 2003, TCU finished the installation and painting of a brand new floor for Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Horned Frogs and Lady Frogs had been competing on the original floor, which was installed in 1960 and first used in 1961. The new hardwood is a state-of-the-art Connor Uni-Force floor that is designed to help increase bounce and reduce player injuries. The shock absorption factor on the old floor was estimated to be 10 percent. The new Connor Uni-Force floor has a shock absorption factor of 65 percent with a ball rebound in the upper 90th percentile. New lights have been added recently, as well.
The facility has undergone a number of other renovations and expansion projects over the years. More recent undertakings have included the addition of new purple and gray seats, a new scoreboard, completely refurbished basketball dressing rooms and a sports medicine complex.
Daniel-Meyer has 7,166 armchair seats, each facing toward center court, and can accommodate the addition of approximately 1,200 chairs on the floor, giving a total capacity of nearly 8,500 for certain events.
While designed primarily for basketball, DMC is also used for commencement exercises, conventions and other large functions. It also houses many of the TCU athletics offices, including men's and women's track, soccer, media relations, marketing, broadcasting, ESPN Regional and the ticket office.
The total cost of the original coliseum structure upon its completion was $1,450,000. The project was completed in just nine months.
The coliseum is named in honor of two prominent figures in TCU athletics history, the late Milton Daniel, former chairman of the Board of Trustees and lifelong friend of the university, and L.R. "Dutch" Meyer, former Horned Frog head football coach and athletics director.