The beautiful Thunderdome was built in 1979. As Gaucho athletics evolved into a Big West power, the building in which it made its mark also evolved, emerging as one of the nation’s most feared venues. Few arenas inspire fear. The Thunderdome is one of them.
Christened The Thunderdome, with a nod to the Mel Gibson film "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome", because of the sheer volume of noise it produces, the home to UCSB Volleyball became a nightmare to visitors. Opponents not only had to deal with great Gaucho teams, but they also had to handle a level of noise beyond what their imaginations could muster.
It’s humble exterior belies the Thunderdome’s inner beauty and power. It has become more than an arena, it’s become legend.
Robertson Gymnasium, affectionately known as Rob Gym, is the home of the UCSB Men's Volleyball team. Located in front of the turf fields, Rob Gym is another multi-use facility. It is used for Intercollegiate Athletics for volleyball, gymnastics, Intramural Sports, and recreation. There are two basketball courts and retractable bleachers on both sides.
The picture on the right shows where our campers will be staying when they come for our advanced camp. This is the same dorm that our incoming freshmen stay in each year.