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The George Albert Smith Fieldhouse is home to the BYU men's and women's volleyball teams and the BYU women's gymnastics team. The court was officially named Elaine Michaelis Court on Sept. 2, 2005 in honor of legendary BYU women's volleyball coach Elaine Michaelis.

Known for its loud, up-close and supportive crowds, the Smith Fieldhouse has a capacity of 5,000 spectators and provides unobstructed sight lines from every seat. Since the early 1990s, attendance at Cougar matches has ranked among the top in the nation. Located on the west side of the BYU campus, the Smith Fieldhouse is a well-maintained facility that also houses three basketball courts, an artificial turf west annex and a one-fifth mile rubberized indoor track.

For gymnastics, the Fieldhouse also contains a training area in the southeast corner of the building. The room contains over 9,000 square feet of mats, pits, beams, bars and vaults. The facility has received many upgrades over the last few years: pit upgrades in 2015, tumbling trampoline in 2016, state-of-the-art camera system in 2017, new lights and carpet in 2018 and a vault runway in 2019. The gymnastics team competes in the Smith Fieldhouse for their meets and occasionally in the Marriott Center.

In addition to being the home of the BYU men's and women's volleyball teams and the gymnastics team, the Smith Fieldhouse hosts the vast majority of BYU's Olympic sports coaches, including the BYU volleyball coaching staffs. It also includes an athletic training facility, locker rooms for BYU's intercollegiate athletes and a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center.