The focal point of all campus sports activity is the Koessler Athletic Center. Built in 1968 at a cost of $3 million, the KAC houses both the Physical Education and Athletic Departments and is the site of intercollegiate, intramural, recreation and local high school sporting events. The facility also hosts numerous concerts, comedy shows and the College's graduate school graduation ceremonies.
The KAC consists of a multi-purpose gymnasium, swimming pool, the Center for Athletic Training, the school's varsity weight room, a fitness center, coaches' offices and classrooms. The gymnasium underwent a face lift that was completed in 2002. The ceiling was removed, and the walls were refinished and painted. The bleachers were replaced with 1,100 chair back seats and new bleachers, bringing the capacity to 2,196. The floor was refinished and repainted, and a new sound system was installed. In addition, the lighting was upgraded and wiring was added to allow for televised games. The final touch was the addition of new scoreboards, one of which lists individual players’ points and fouls. The $1.3 million renovations were made with the help of a $1 million gift from Chester and Diane Stranczek. Over the past 10 years, the KAC has added offices for its staff on the ground level, new equipment in an expanded weight room, new offices for the Athletic Department, a new ticket office and the state-of-the-art Center for Athletic Training.
The summer of 2007 saw the redesign of the women's general locker room, as well as the addition of team locker rooms for softball, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, women's cross country and synchronized swimming. In the summer of 2008, the school sponsored a construction project which will result in brand new locker rooms for the men and women's basketball programs, which are considered to be the finest on-campus facilities in the MAAC. The summer of 2010 saw the completion of the fourth phase of the school's renovation plan with the opening for new locker rooms for baseball, men's soccer, men's cross country and men's swimming and diving. Also included in that fourth phase of work was the construction of brand new offices for the department's outdoor-sport coaching staffs and the new Griffin Meeting Room, a state-of-the-art room with theater seating for up 60 people.
Basketball Seating Capacity