University of Texas Facilities: Denton A. Cooley Pavilion
- Overview, accessibility and parking
- Physical address: 1601 Red River St., Austin TX 78701
The Denton A. Cooley Pavilion -- a two-level, 44,000-square foot facility -- is named for UT basketball letterman Dr. Denton Cooley (1939-41), who performed the first successful heart transplant in the United States (1968) and implanted the first totally artificial heart in a human (1969). The Texas men's and women's teams have separate 9,000-square foot practice court areas, each comprised of one full-court and one half-court practice area with seven basket stations. The practice facility also includes a locker room with a players' lounge, an instructional film theater, a 4,100-square foot strength and conditioning area, an athletic training and hydrotherapy area, an academic resource and activity center and a coaches' lounge and locker room.