O'Reilly Family Event Center
The O'Reilly Family Event Center opened on the Drury University campus on October 1, 2010, as the new home of the Drury men's and women's basketball teams and the volleyball squad.
The arena has a capacity of 3,100 for athletic events and was built at a pricetag of $13.5 million. It was funded entirely through private donations, with the generous lead naming rights gift of $6 million provided by the O'Reilly family of Springfield.
In addition to serving as one of the best facilities in the nation for athletics and the potential future home of both Great Lakes Valley Conference and NCAA championship events, it provides Drury University with a crown jewel in the center of its campus and a home for a variety of events involving the student body population, from concerts to graduations to meeting and dining space in the plush new banquet area inside the building. A large concourse area outside will provide students a popular gathering place before and after events as well.
Directions To Drury University
From The East - Interstate 44
Take the US Highway 65/Branson Exit and head south on US 65. Take the Chestnut Expressway Exit and turn right. Stay on Chestnut for approximately four miles, passing through major intersections at Glenstone Avenue and National Avenue. After going through National intersection, turn right at second stoplight, Benton Avenue. Turn right at next light, onto Central Avenue, and then turn left onto Drury Lane at the entrance to the campus.
From The West - Interstate 44
Take the Highway 13 South/Kansas Expressway Exit off of Interstate 44 and turn right onto Kansas. Follow Kansas Expressway to intersection of Chestnut Expressway (approximately three miles), and turn left onto Chestnut. Stay on Chestnut to Benton Avenue (Conoco Station/ Store on left), and turn left. Take a right at the light onto Central Avenue, then take a left at the stoplight to enter Drury campus through Drury Lane.
From The North - Highway 13
Stay on Highway 13/Kansas Expressway to intersection with Chestnut Expressway, and turn left (East) onto Chestnut. Follow until intersection at Benton Ave. (Conoco Station/Store on left). Turn left onto Benton, then take next right at light on Central. Take next left into Drury Lane to enter Drury campus.
From The South - US Highway 65
Take Chestnut Expressway Exit and turn left at light. Follow on Chestnut for approximately four miles,
passing through major intersections at Glenstone Ave. and National Ave. After going through National interesection, turn right at second stoplight, Benton Ave. Turn right also at next light onto Central Avenue, and then turn left onto Drury Lane at the entrance to the campus.