Athletics & Aquatics Center
Puget Sound will invest $17.5 million to expand and enhance athletics facilities within Memorial Fieldhouse, including the construction of a new aquatics center. The overall project will include the addition of 39,000 square feet, plus the renovation of 17,000 square feet of competition, practice, and instructional space to support athletics, recreation, and fitness for the entire campus community.
Nearly 20 percent of Puget Sound’s student body competes in varsity athletics, modeling the student athlete commitment to excellence on and off the playing field that defines NCAA Division III athletics. With 11 men’s and 12 women’s teams, Puget Sound offers more varsity sports than any other school in the Northwest Conference. The Loggers compete in baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The varsity teams consistently advance to postseason play and have captured 40 Northwest Conference Championships since becoming a member of NCAA Division III. The Loggers women’s swimming teams have dominated the Northwest Conference, winning 13 of the last 16 championships.
Recreational and fitness facilities are also used by intramural and club sports teams; by students, faculty, and staff; and by members of the broader community, including alumni. Offerings range from a climbing wall and racquetball courts to Little Logger camps that introduce young people to the rudiments of various sports and the importance of staying fit.
The expanded Pamplin Sports Center will include a fitness center of more than 17,000 square feet, a rowing ergonomics room, enhanced training room, team meeting room/classroom, central equipment room, coaches’ offices, juice bar, and a new west entrance and reception area, which will complement the recently reconfigured north entrance.
The new aquatics center will include a state-of-the-art, two-depth, 25-yard swimming pool, including eight 8-foot lanes with a moveable bulkhead and space for activities such as water polo, scuba, and kayaking, plus three warm-up lanes for instruction, rehabilitation, and therapy. Located adjacent to the west side of Memorial Fieldhouse, the aquatics center will replace the current swimming pool built in 1957.
Naming opportunities are available and include the aquatics center, natatorium, fitness center, and other key areas of the center.
To help make this project a reality, a generous group of members of the board of trustees has pledged to match—dollar-for-dollar—every new gift made to the facility. To make your gift, call 1-866-Go-Loggers or visit pugetsound.edu/athleticsandaquatics.