UMass Athletic Facilities

Varsity athletic teams at the University of Massachusetts compete at some of the finest facilities in the northeast. Several new sites have been constructed in the last few years, as UMass continues to ensure that its student athletes have the opportunity to play at state-of-the-art facilities.

Here is a look at just a few of the facilities which are currently used on the UMass campus.

William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Richard F. Garber Field
Rudd Field
Earl Lorden Field
UMass Softball Complex
UMass Track & Field Complex
Joseph R. Rogers, Jr., Pool
Mullins Tennis Courts
Varsity Weight Room
Athletic Hall of Fame

William D. Mullins Memorial Center
The Mullins Center serves as the home for the UMass men's basketball, women's basketball and ice hockey teams. The arena formally opened on February 4, 1993, when the men's basketball team posted a 64-59 overtime victory over West Virginia. The Mullins Center has a capacity of 9,493 for basketball and 8,389 for hockey. The arena has also been used for convocations, commencement, cultural events, conferences, concerts and fine arts productions, and in 1995 it was the site for the NCAA women's volleyball championship. In addition to the main arena, the Mullins Center includes an Olympic-sized ice hockey practice rink.

Mullins Center

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Ice Rink

Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium
McGuirk Alumni Stadium has served as the home of Minuteman football since 1965. With a capacity of 17,000 fans, McGuirk Stadium has been a definite home field advantage for UMass over the years, as the Minutemen have claimed 16 Yankee Conference or Atlantic 10 Conference titles since its opening. The stadium hosted its first game on September 25, 1965, with UMass beating American International College, 41-0. The stadium was officially dedicated on October 16, 1965, when UMass defeated Rhode Island 30-7 in a Homecoming contest. Along with the football team, the UMass women's lacrosse team plays its home games in the facility. The Minutewomen won their first ever game to be played in McGuirk on March 10, 2007 when they defeated Albany 15-7. The stadium is also the site of UMass' graduation ceremonies, and hosted the 1987 NCAA women's soccer championship.

McGuirk Stadium

Richard F. Garber Field
Garber Field currently serves as the home of the UMass men's lacrosse and field hockey teams, and formerly hosted contests for the men's and women's soccer squads as well as the women's lacrosse program. In 2006, the playing surface was replaced with a state-of-the-art artificial turf while the stands were expanded and a press box added to the West side of the facility. Prior to that, in 1997, permanent lighting was installed, allowing Massachusetts teams to play at night. Garber Field was the site of the 2003 NCAA women's field hockey championship and served as the home for the Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Championship in 1997, 2000, 2009 and 2012. The facility has a listed capacity of 5,000 and is named in honor of the late-Richard "Dick" Garber, the legendary men's lacrosse coach who won 300 games as the program's leader from 1955-90.

Garber Field

Rudd Field
The home of the UMass men's and women's soccer teams, Rudd Field opened in the fall of 2002. The field includes a 120 by 75 yard sand-based natural turf playing surface. The scoreboard features 100 percent solid state electronics, and also provides message centers and sponsor panels. Funding for Rudd Field was made possible by a commitment from the Rudd Family Foundation.

Rudd Field

Earl Lorden Field
Home to the UMass baseball team, the field was officially dedicated in honor of former coach Earl Lorden on April 24, 1971. The bleachers at Lorden Field have also been dedicated, in the name of former coach Dick Bergquist. In recent years, batting cages were added beyond the left field foul line. In addition, a new state-of-the-art scoreboard was installed beyond the left field wall for the 2001 season.

Lorden Field

UMass Softball Complex
The UMass Softball Complex has served as the home of the Minutewoman softball team since the spring of 2000. The field officially opened on April 1, 2000, when UMass posted a 5-2 victory over Princeton. Among the facilities available at the UMass Softball Complex are two batting cages, a bullpen that can accommodate three pitchers, heated dugouts, lockers in the UMass dugout and dugout restrooms. The surface also features a state-of-the-art drainage system which can accommodate six inches of rain per hour.

Softball Complex

UMass Track & Field Complex
The UMass Track & Field Complex was officially dedicated on Sept. 23, 2006 after construction was completed in November 2005. Hailed as one of the premier facilities in the Northeast, the complex includes a nine-lane, 400-meter synthetic surface track; a steeplechase water-jump area; long- and triple-jump areas; high-jump and pole vault areas and a state-of-the-art timing system. The facility is located at the north end of Stadium Drive adjacent to the university's softball complex and the Rudd Soccer Complex. It replaces an outmoded facility located on the site of the new central heating plant, currently under construction. Additionally, a separate throwing events area has been installed west of nearby McGuirk Alumni Stadium, featuring two shotput circles, a javelin lane and a hammer/discus circle.

Track & Field Complex

Joseph R. Rogers, Jr., Pool
Dedicated on April 26, 1986, in memory of 36-year head coach Joseph R. Rogers, Jr., the pool is home to the UMass men's and women's swimming and diving programs. Located inside of Boyden Gymnasium, Rogers Pool is also available to the student body and general public.

Rogers Pool

Mullins Tennis Courts

Mullins Courts

Varsity Weight Room
A key to the success of all UMass programs is a new 9,000-square foot strength and conditioning facility, which opened in May of 2003. Under the direction of Bob Otrando, the University of Massachusetts strength and conditioning program prepares athletes in all of UMass' varsity sports to be in top physical condition when they compete on the playing fields. Otrando and his staff work on an individual basis with some 600 UMass athletes throughout the calendar year, to help improve strength, speed and agility.

Weight Room

Athletic Hall of Fame
Founded in 1969 to recognize excellence in athletic achievement, the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame includes numerous individuals who left everlasting marks on UMass athletics. Dormant since 1982, the Hall received new life in December, 1996 as a result of the generosity of George "Trigger" Burke, a former UMass basketball standout and current Hall of Fame member. The Hall is located on the third floor of the Mullins Center and is open to the general public.

Hall of Fame