Johnny Mize Athletic Center & Cave Arena: Men’s & Women’s Basketball
The home of the Piedmont College men’s and women’s basketball programs and the PC volleyball team is the Johnny Mize Athletic Center. Opened in the spring of 2000, the 4.4 million dollar facility also houses the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is one of the premier collegiate arenas for NCAA Division-III athletics in the southeast. The facility, named after former Demorest resident and 1981 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Johnny Mize, houses the 1,200 seat Cave Arena where all three programs play all home contests. Named after former Piedmont basketball coach O’Neal Cave, the arena is complete with a newly renovated playing floor. Overlooking Cave Arena is a soft-surface walking track that doubles as a spectator viewing area on game nights. In addition, the facility includes a state-of-the-art two-story fitness center, locker rooms for the home and visiting programs, athletic training rooms with rehabilitation centers, a classroom, offices for the PC athletics staff, and the Johnny Mize Baseball Museum.
Driving Directions | 280 Laurel Avenue, Demorest, GA
From Atlanta, GA: I-85 North to I-985. I-985 becomes GA 365 in Gainesville, GA Take GA 365 North to Demorest-Helen exit (US Historic Route 441), Left to Demorest. Travel 1.5 miles to Florida St. (Exxon station on the right), take right. Straight thru stop sign, bus/van entrance to the Johnny Mize Center on left.
From Greenville, SC: I-85 South to GA 17. Left to Toccoa, GA. Take bypass GA 17 - GA 365 to Demorest-Helen exit (US Historic Route 441), Left to Demorest. Travel 1.5 miles to Florida St. (Exxon station on the right), take right. Straight thru stop sign, bus/van entrance to the Johnny Mize Center on left.