Reed Arena is a sports arena and located at the corner of Olsen Boulevard and Kimbrough Boulevard on west campus at Texas A&M University. The building replaced the G. Rollie White Coliseum for most sporting and campus events.
Reed is the home to the Texas A&M men's and women's baskeball teams and the volleyball team, starting in 2009. Aggie Muster, commencement ceremonies, concerts, conventions and other events also use Reed Arena throughout the year. It is named for Dr. & Mrs. Chester J. Reed, a 1947 A&M graduate.
The arena has made national news for events involving weather. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Reed Arena was opened as a temporary shelter evacuees from the New Orleans area. Students and staff of A&M prepared the facility, setting up several hundred beds on the arena floor and making arrangements for the evacuees to get new clothes and have medical checks. Aggie students organized a child care facility, and Aggie athletes escorted many of the teenagers to the Aggie Rec Center to play basketball.
Less than three weeks later, Reed Arena was again opened as a temporary shelter for people fleeing Hurricane Rita, and again for those seeking shelter from Hurricane Ike in 2008. It also became temporary home to Tulane University's basketball team for the 2005-2006 season.
Treadmill testing and the basketball facilities in the arena are used for some activity classes.