Show Me Center
The 7,000-seat Show Me Center (SMC) is the home of the Southeast Missouri State University men's and women's basketball teams. Additionally, the Show Me Center is the entertainment, and meeting hub for the 25O,OOO residents of the tri-state region. Since opening its doors in the summer of 1987, the Show Me Center has served Southeast Missouri State University, the City of Cape Girardeau, and the citizens of Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky by providing quality concerts, sporting events, top-notch family entertainment, and a first-rate banquet, convention, and meeting facility.
The facility is a joint-venture of Southeast Missouri State and the City of Cape Girardeau. The combined SMC and Student Recreation Center, which received a complete renovation and expansion in 1999, were originally built at a cost of $18 million.
The facility houses the Redhawks men's and women's locker rooms, which have been have been completely remodeled. New basketball offices on the north side of the SMC were completed during the fall of 2003. The portable parquet floor was purchased from the 1987 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional in Indianapolis.
The Student Recreation Center is adjoined to the Show Me Center, and it houses the Redhawks' practice facilities. The center has five full basketball courts (including two hard wood courts), a large weight room, six racquetball courts, an indoor track, two cardiovascular equipment areas, a climbing wall, two multipurpose rooms, and full locker rooms. The new Student Acquatic Center, which opened in December 2007, features a four-lane lap pool, a recreational pool with a rock wall and a zip line, a hot tub, and locker rooms.