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The Ernst Community Gymnasium can host games, tournaments, athletic contests, craft shows, cooking and computer shows. Bleachers are located on the left side of the gym and seat up to 250 people.

If a stage is needed in the gymnasium, we can provide you with (16) 4' x 8' stage sections with heights of 8" x 16" x 24" x 32".


The gymnasium is only available for rent Friday after 2 p.m. through Sunday until 11:30 p.m. Some exceptions can be made to this policy if you book your event six months in advance.

The gymnasium has a Versa turf 360 urethane synthetic surface (appropriate non-marking footwear is required). In addition, the gymnasium has:

  • (1 full court and 2 half-courts) marked for basketball
  • (2) volleyball courts
  • (6) badminton courts
  • (2) fencing courts
  • (7) electrical outlets (double)
  • (2) telephone jacks
  • (2) fire extinguishers
  • (1) water fountain

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*Once on the Make a Gift page, click the drop-down arrow and select NOVA Loves the Arts

Dimensions and Pricing

Seating Capacity

On Bleachers 225-250 seats
With Chairs* 1,500 seats

* Ernst Community Cultural Center will not provide chairs.


Footage 11,738 square feet
Length 106 feet
Width with bleachers in 104 feet
Width with bleachers out 98 feet
Height 22 feet


Non-Profit Organization $145 per hour
For-Profit Organization $215 per hour

Food and/or beverages are not allowed in the Gymnasium. If you are planning to serve refreshments at your event, you must reserve the Atrium or Forum.

The Ernst Community Cultural Center requires a minimum three-hour booking. Additional charges apply for use of equipment, an administrative fee, parking and labor.