High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum is a multi-purpose arena in Pullman, Washington, on the campus of Washington State University. The arena opened in 1973 and is named for Wallis Beasley, a WSU professor, vice president and acting president. Beasley was also WSU's faculty representative for athletics in the 1960s. The current seating capacity is 11,566 for basketball.