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The newly expanded Stevenson Athletic Center is an athletic and recreational complex made possible by a gift from Charles P. Stevenson Jr., chair of the Bard College Board of Trustees. In the fall of 2011, construction began on a 7,500-square-foot addition to the gymnasium, thanks to a gift from Stevenson and two anonymous donors. The project also includes improvements to existing facilities.
The complex features a 25-yard, six-lane swimming pool, fitness center, locker rooms, classrooms, cycling spin room, and 12,500 square feet of gymnasium space that includes basketball and volleyball courts, fencing strips, badminton courts, and seating for 700 spectators. The addition, scheduled for completion in 2012, features four international squash courts with a mezzanine viewing area, staff offices, a meeting space with multimedia capabilities, and a new entry and lobby area. The second phase of the renovation will include converting three old squash courts into additional cardio and weight rooms, renovating spaces for yoga and other classes, and making improvements to the women's locker room.
Outdoor facilities include six lighted hard-surface tennis courts, a lighted platform tennis court, miles of cross-country running and Nordic skiing trails, the Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex, Seth Goldfine Memorial Practice Rugby Field, and adjacent multipurpose fields.
The locker room areas include general-use lockers, varsity team rooms, full showers, bathrooms, and saunas.
The gymnasium also houses staff offices for the Department of Athletics and Recreation and a full-service athletic training room.