Built in 1955, the Hornets Nest is one of the oldest facilities among all NCAA Division I member universities. With a seating capacity of 1,012, the intimate setting results in a great opportunity for the fans to be close to the action from every seat in the gym. It also provides the Hornets one of the best home-court advantages in the NCAA. The Hornets Nest is located at the far end of Lot 1 on the northern half of the Sacramento State campus.

The men's basketball program is a combined 44-14 at home since the 2012-13 season

The 2015 volleyball team went 11-1 inside the Nest, including 8-0 vs. Big Sky opposition

The Hornets traditionally draw large crowds for gymnastics meets at The Nest

In 2014-15, the women's basketball team went 11-3 at home and hosted a pair of WNIT games