Yost Field House was the first of the three great structures which made Ferry Field one of the finest college athletic fields in this country. The building, 365 feet long and 165 feet wide, extended along State Street on the east side of Ferry Field. It was built in 1923 and was designed for indoor track events and intercollegiate sports, particularly football*, baseball, basketball, and track athletics. It provided a total floor space of 87,386 square feet, comprising one great room with a dirt floor, 300 by 160 feet, and a space 63 feet high entirely clear of obstacles.
*-Yost’s desire to have a fully functional indoor football practice facility includes a cathedral ceiling to allow for full punting practice. Punting is winning.