Sports Complex Facilities
The Stony Brook campus has two main facilities where one can exercise during free time. Both are located on the main campus on John Toll Drive across from the Physics Building. Access is free to all students, faculty, and staff with University ID. Students are welcome to bring a guest at a cost of $5.00 per guest.
The west wing of the Indoor Sports Complex opened in the fall of 1990. Connected to the existing gymnasium, the 105,000-square-foot complex seats 4,100 for basketball and volleyball and 5,000 for lectures, concerts, and other special events. The facility houses a four-lane, six-sprintlane track (177 meters in length), six glass back-walled squash courts, and locker rooms. Attractive lobbies, offices, and two concession stands complete the facility.
The Pritchard Gymnasium, which is now the east wing of the Indoor Sports Complex, features seating for 1,800 for basketball and volleyball, a six-lane, 25-yard pool, eight racquetball courts, a Universal weight room, a dance studio and exercise room, and three multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball badminton, or indoor soccer. The courts are available when not in use for scheduled events.
In addition to serving as the center for Division I athletics, the indoor complex also addresses the recreational, educational, and entertainment needs of the University community. Special events include wrestling and basketball championships, trade shows, comedy shows and concerts, and sports clinics.
Highlighting the outdoor facilities is the $22 million, 8,200-seat Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The stadium is the home to the Stony Brook football, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County, and has quickly become the venue for some of Long Island’s most exciting sports events.
In addition to the Seawolves’ athletic events, LaValle Stadium also plays host to high school football, boys and girls’ lacrosse, and field hockey championships.
Other outdoor facilities include tennis courts, the baseball field, and the softball complex, which will serve as the host site for the 2005 America East Softball Championships.
Most facilities may be used for recreational purposes when they are not scheduled for classes, special events, or intramurals. Available times for recreational use may be obtained in the Indoor Sports Complex (hours are subject to change). The Indoor Sports Complex is open during the academic year Monday through Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. It is closed on all major holidays. Hours are adjusted for winter and spring breaks.
For racquetball and squash courts reservations, call (631) 632-7200. To contact the equipment rental area and open recreation reservations, call (631) 632-4674. E-mail: email@example.com.