Venue Details

Grinnell's state-of-the-art fieldhouse is part of the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center, which was completed in 2010. The venue will serve athletes in multiple sports, most notably indoor track and field (Grinnell has already been awarded hosting rights for the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships) and tennis. The facility serves every level of expertise - varsity competitors, intramural teams, or fitness enthusiasts. The facility features:

  • Six-lane 200-meter track with eight-lane straightaway
  • State-of-the-art poured synthetic multipurpose surface
  • Triple jump, long jump, high jump, and pole vault runways
  • Shot put and weight throw areas
  • Lynx Timing System with a Daktronics scoreboard
  • Seating for more than 400 spectators
  • Four competition/recreational tennis courts within the track
  • Netting makes tennis play possible without interfering with events on the track
  • Two drop-down batting cages for baseball/softball
  • Indirect lighting from corners of tennis courts
  • Natural lighting from windows on east/west sides