Keene State is home to some of the region’s top facilities. Located at the College’s Owl Stadium Complex, the facilities include a lighted Omniturf field for field hockey and lacrosse with seating capacity of 1,300, as well as baseball and softball diamonds, and a lighted grass soccer field.
Hosting Owl games since 1968, Spaulding Gym is the home court for varsity basketball and volleyball. The Gym received a makeover in the summer of 2011 adding a new floor, chair-back seating and bleachers for a seating capacity of 1,600 to become one of the top home revenues in New England. The facility also houses:
- A 25-yard, six-lane swimming pool, used by the Owl swim/diving teams.
- A racquetball court and a gymnastics/multipurpose room
- The Wellness Seminar room.
The 46,000 square foot Recreation Center addition includes:
- 3 full-size, multi-purpose courts (basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, indoor soccer and other indoor sports)
- A three-lane elevated, banked Jogging/Walking Track
- The two-level fitness center (separate cardiovascular fitness & free weight areas)
- Aerobics studio
- A multi-purpose room
Two outdoor, half-court basketball courts – located behind Spaulding Gym are available for open play use on a first-come, first-serve basis. The courts are to be used only for basketball.
Keene State has four tennis courts of the highest quality. Courts are open for recreational play and also are scheduled for classes. While on the courts, participants must wear tennis shoes with non-marking soles and follow the court rules posted near the court. No activity other than tennis may take place on these courts. Profanity is not permitted while playing tennis.
Athletic and Intramural Fields
Located on the Ashuelot River near the Recreation Center, the athletic and intramural fields are used for intramural softball, flag football, and soccer. Club sports such as men’s and women’s rugby, men’s and women’s soccer and Ultimate Frisbee also use these fields for games and practices.
Sand Volleyball Courts
Two sand volleyball courts are available to be used in a rotation system to allow everyone a chance to play. Newcomers alert players on the court that they are waiting. After a 30-minute wait, the court turns over. One court is located behind Spaulding Gym and the other is located on the A Fields, next to the tennis courts.