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Blake Physical Education Complex

Blake Physical Education Complex

The Blake Physical Education Complex is home to many athletic facilities and offices. It includes:
James Naismith Court

James Naismith Court, Blake Arena

Named in honor of Springfield College instructor James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball while teaching at the College in 1891, the refinished court serves as the competition site for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics, and wrestling. Located in Blake Arena, the court proudly displays Naismith’s name. The maple wood flooring allows for a variety of athletic contests, classes, lectures, and shows; roll-out bleachers accommodate more than 2,000 spectators. When the bleachers are closed, there is room for two regulation-size basketball courts. The arena also includes a three-lane indoor jogging track and designated press area.
Dana Gymnasium

Dana Gymnasium

With Connor Neo-Shock maple wood flooring, the air-conditioned Dana Gym serves as a practice and competition site for several varsity and junior varsity teams as well as for many intramural contests. Dana Gym also serves as an instructional facility that contains teaching stations for such skill courses as basketball, volleyball, and badminton.
Racquetball Court

Racquetball/Squash Courts

Eight regulation-size racquetball/squash courts with maple wood flooring are available for use by students, faculty, and staff.
Wrestling Room

The Wrestling Room

One of the best facilities of its kind in the nation, and home to Springfield College’s wrestling team, the Wrestling Room features two full-sized wrestling areas, and also serves as a teaching station for martial arts, relaxation, and other related skills classes.
Kresge Gymnasium

Kresge Gymnasium

Kresge Gym is the primary teaching and practice area for the College’s men’s and women’s gymnastics teams. It is air-conditioned and has a flexible design and portable apparatus, which also enables the faculty to use it for physical education courses.

The lower level of the Physical Education Complex houses classrooms, locker rooms, offices, and the athletics and physical education equipment room.


Additional athletics facilities include:
Appleton Tennis Courts

Appleton Tennis Courts

Comprised of eight regulation courts, the Appleton Tennis Courts are home of the Pride men’s and women’s tennis teams and also physical education classes, intramurals, recreation programs, and summer camps.
Art Linkletter Natatorium

The Art Linkletter Natatorium

Named in honor of internationally known humorist and the late Springfield College trustee emeritus, supporter, and benefactor, the Art Linkletter Natatorium is a six-lane, 50-meter facility that is home to one of the region’s top swimming and diving programs. The diving area has two one-meter boards and a three-meter tower with two, three-meter boards. The Natatorium is the site of regional and state championships and is used for training national swimming and diving champions and Olympic competitors. The facility is open to students, faculty, and staff, for free swim daily.
Berry-Allen Field

Berry-Allen Field

Berry-Allen Field, home of Pride baseball, features a recently renovated infield and bullpens, dugouts, a scoreboard, bleachers, and a newly constructed press box.
Stagg Field

Stagg Field

Named for Amos Alonzo Stagg, known as the “Grand Old Man of Football,” the College’s first football coach and member of the college football and national basketball halls of fame, the field was resurfaced with new synthetic FieldTurf® in 2007. With bleacher seating for 3,867 spectators, Stagg Field is the competitive field for the Pride football, field hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The field is lighted for night games and has a heated and air-conditioned press box.
Blake Field

Blake Track and Field

Springfield College men’s and women’s track and field teams practice and compete at Blake Track. The track is an eight-lane, 400-meter Eurotan all-weather surface encircling Blake Field, which is used for field events, intramural sports, and as a practice facility for Pride soccer, football, and lacrosse teams. The lighted facility permits evening track and field events, concessions, restrooms, and offers seating for 1,420 spectators. The facility serves not only Springfield College’s regionally and nationally ranked track and field programs, but hosts numerous championships regional events as well.
Potter Field

Potter Field

Considered one of the top softball fields in NCAA Division III, Potter Field is the home base of the Pride softball team. The field features an NCAA regulation playing surface complete with fencing, a press box, a scoreboard, and dugouts.
 

The Athletics Annex

The Athletics Annex is a spacious practice facility with batting tunnels used for baseball, softball, golf, and archery. The annex allows for year-round usage.
Irv Schmid Sports Complex

Irv Schmid Sports Complex

Named for the legendary men’s soccer coach and teacher, the Irv Schmid Sports Complex is home of the Pride men’s and women’s soccer teams and used for team practices and competitions, physical education classes, campus recreation, and intramurals. With two 120 X 75 FieldTurf® soccer playing fields situated side-by-side, this facility has been called “one of the finest two-field synthetic complexes in the Northeast.” The Complex includes lighting, bleachers, parking, ticket booths, rest rooms, and fencing.
The Wellness and Recreation Complex

The Wellness and Recreation Complex

Completed in 2008, the new Springfield College Wellness and Recreation Complex received the 2009 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award at the annual conference of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. The Complex was also recognized for outstanding design and featured in the 2009 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase. The Complex comprises the Wellness Center and Field House.
Wellness Center

The Wellness Center

The 47,840-square-foot Wellness Center serves as a wellness and activity hub of the campus. It features a comprehensive array of athletic and academic amenities, including cardio and weight training space and the latest equipment, a climbing and bouldering wall, four multi-purpose teaching/activity spaces, fitness testing laboratories, and faculty/staff offices. The Wellness Center is the site of many programs and services, including group exercise classes, wellness seminars, healthy living lectures, personal training and counseling, fitness and wellness testing, and open recreation.
Field House

The Field House

The 93,820-square-foot Field House, located within the Wellness and Recreation Complex, incorporates a six-lane, 200-meter Mondotrack (same surface used in the 2008 Beijing Olympics) with separate areas for pole vault, long, high and triple jumps; four multi-purpose courts, each with the ability to be closed off by a netting system, restrooms and storage areas. The lower level includes strength and conditioning center, locker rooms, storage, concessions, and restrooms.
Strength and Conditioning Center

Strength and Conditioning Center

Located in the Field House, this facility features state-of-the-art equipment, including cardiovascular and strength training apparatus for use by Springfield College athletic teams, classes, clubs, and students. Springfield College’s well-trained staff is on hand to help users attain their strength and agility goals.
Athletic Training/Exercise Science Facility

Athletic Training/Exercise Science Facility

This two-story 18,900-square-foot complex includes a comprehensive athletic training center, classrooms, offices, and provides students and faculty with interactive and experiential learning environments as well as dedicated research space for the study of all aspects of wellness and human performance. The new athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level.
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