Wesleyan University : Middletown, CT
The Freeman Athletic Center brings together activities once scattered across the Wesleyan campus. It incorporates Wesleyan’s existing hockey rink into a new complex sited at the heart of the University’s playing fields. The new field house, natatorium and administrative center and the existing hockey rink are linked by a main lobby. There is spectator access to the existing grandstand seating in the hockey rink, the new grandstand in the pool and the field house.
The field house has an open flexible space for recreational, intramural and intercollegiate athletics. It includes a 200-meter indoor track and practice surfaces for all field sports, tennis courts, basketball courts and volleyball courts. The natatorium includes a 50-meter by 25-yard pool and fixed seating for 300 spectators. The center also has a multi-use room which accommodates exercise, wrestling, aerobics and martial arts. Other facilities include weight training rooms, locker rooms, offices and classrooms.
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