The west wing of the Indoor Sports Complex, next to the Stony Brook Union, opened in the fall of 1990. Connected to the existing gymnasium, the 105,000 square-foot complex seats 4,000 for basketball and volleyball, and 5,000 for special events such as lectures, concerts and graduation ceremonies. The complex contains a four-lane, five-sprint lane track (177 meters in distance), six glass, back-walled squash courts, and locker room facilities including six team rooms and a training room. Attractive lobbies, offices, and two concession stands complete the facility.
The existing gymnasium (Pritchard Gymnasium), now the east wing of the Indoor Sports Complex, opened in 1964. The gymnasium has three multi-purpose courts suitable for basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer. The facility also houses a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool, eight racquetball courts, a varsity free weight room, a nautilus weight room, a dance studio and an exercise room. The gymnasium, along with the new structure, provides an expansive, self-contained athletic complex, constituting Long Island's premier college sports facility, second in size only to Nassau Coliseum.
The new Campus Recreation Center is currently under construction. Located between the Student Union and the Sports Complex, the new, three-floor facility will include approximately 85,000 square feet of programming space. Features include a three-court gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; three group fitness studios; a 17,000 square-foot weight/fitness room; Campus Recreation offices; 1/10th-mile track, Multi-Activity Court; locker rooms, equipment rental, two lounges, and wireless Internet access. Visit the center's web site to learn more.
Additional outdoor facilities extend over 25 acres and include Patriot Field, the home of football and lacrosse; 20 tennis courts, a six-lane, 400-meter running track, four single-wall handball/paddleball courts and intramural playing fields for softball, soccer, flag football, beach volleyball and many other sports.
The Sports Complex serves as the center for physical education, intercollegiate athletics and intramural sports for the University, and addresses the recreational, educational and entertainment needs of the University community. Special events include track and basketball championships, trade shows and concerts, as well as sports clinics.
Most facilities may be used for recreational purposes when they are not scheduled for physical education classes, intercollegiate athletics, intramural competitions, or special events. Current schedules of recreation hours may be obtained in the Campus Recreation Department at (631) 632-7168.
The Indoor Sports Complex is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is closed on all major holidays. For more information, call (631) 632-7205.