The centerpiece of the Baker Sports Complex is the John M. Belk Arena, featuring a main varsity court with hardwood floor for basketball and volleyball. For athletic events, the Belk Arena seats nearly 6,000. When the bleacher seating is retracted, two additional hardwood basketball courts and two hardwood volleyball courts are available.
John M. Belk, Class of 1943, was a four-year starter on Davidson’s basketball teams. Chairman of the Board of Belk Stores Services, Inc., he has maintained continual involvement with Davidson since his graduation, serving on the Board of Trustees and as Honorary National Chairman of the $250 million Campaign for Davidson.