Facilities

 

ALUMNI BASEBALL DIAMOND
The Fairfield University baseball team plays all of its home games on Alumni Baseball Diamond. The facility includes seating for nearly 1,000 fans behind home plate and along both baselines. The field dimensions are 330 feet down the lines, 400 feet to center field, and 370 feet in the power alleys. The facility includes batting cages and bullpens for both teams, helping make Alumni Baseball Diamond one of the finest intercollegiate facilities in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, as well as in the region.

 

ALUMNI HALL
Alumni Hall is the on campus home of the Fairfield University volleyball and women’s basketball teams. The facility, which opened December 5, 1959, seats 2,400 fans, who were recognized by Sports Illustrated for being the most vocal and loyal. Alumni Hall was the site of the  Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Volleyball Championships in 2007 and 2012.  The 2007 MAAC Championship was televised live on ESPNU.

 

ALUMNI SOFTBALL FIELD
A new era began for the Fairfield University softball team in March 1999 when the Stags made the move from Barlow Field to Alumni Softball Field, a facility centrally located on the main campus. The field has two field-level dugouts, a bullpen in left field, a fully-functional scoreboard, and newly constructed press box. The field dimensions are 200 feet down the lines and 225 feet to center field. Fans can watch the action from bleacher seating located on the first base line as well as on the grassy hill that runs from right field into center field.

 

RECPLEX POOL
Located in the University’s Leslie C. Quick RecPlex, the RecPlex Pool is the home of the Stags swimming and diving programs. The eight-lane, 25-meter pool is just one component of the facility, which boasts an eight-line scoreboard. The wall behind the diving end of the pool is all glass, giving the facility a bright feel. With its ample spectator balcony seating and large deck, the RecPlex pool is a fine home for the Stags. The facility also boasts a whirlpool and sun deck while the facilities locker rooms offer saunas.

   LESSING FIELD
The Fairfield University soccer programs play their home games on Lessing Field. Renovated in 2003, the playing surface was expanded for soccer and the grass surface itself was replaced with a high-durability sod. Irrigation and drainage systems were installed along with lights to allow for night games. Along with a scoreboard and a press box, the renovation has given the Stags one of the league’s top facilities. The 600-seat stadium is Stag fan-friendly as it is located centrally on campus. Lessing Field has played host to numerous conference championships, hosting five MAAC Soccer Championships since 2004. In 2007, Lessing Field was the location for both the men’s and women’s tournaments, with each championship being aired live on ESPNU, as was the 2006 men’s title game, also from the Fairfield campus.
   UNIVERSITY FIELD
University Field is the home for the Fairfield University field hockey program. The field consists of artificial turf with permanent stands located along the sideline that can comfortably seat 500 fans. A press box and scoreboard complete the complex, giving the Stags one of the finest field hockey facilities in the America East Conference. The field also serves the athletics department as a practice facility for many of its teams.
   WALSH ATHLETIC CENTER
Fairfield University’s commitment to athletics is best illustrated by the completion of the Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. Athletic Center, a 51,000 square-foot structure that caters to the academic and athletic needs of its student-athletes. Perhaps the building’s most significant feature is a high-tech academic study center that is reserved for student-athlete use. The center includes individual and group study areas, computer terminals, hardwire and wireless internet access, a portal to educational systems, and a complete reference library. The building also serves the athlete as well, offering a practice gymnasium primarily for men’s and women’s basketball. Plus, all administrative offices and the majority of coaches’ offices are located in the Athletic Center, which centralizes the Athletics Department. The first floor contains state-of-the-art locker rooms for all of the athletic teams, a 4,700 square-foot weight training center, and coaches’ locker rooms.
   WAC TENNIS COURTS
The tennis program plays on tennis courts that were relocated following the 2002 season. The courts were located by Alumni Hall, but were moved to a more convenient location next to the Walsh Athletic Center. Six courts were built and resurfaced for the 2003 men's and women's seasons. The tennis program hosts many events during its season, including regional tournaments. The courts are also available to students for recreational use when not being used for varsity competition or practice.
 

 WEBSTER BANK ARENA
The Webster Bank Arena, which officially opened its doors in October 2001, is the home of Fairfield University men’s and women’s basketball programs. Connecticut's state-of-the-art showplace is also home to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, an affiliate of the American Hockey League. For over a decade, the partnership between the Webster Bank Arena and Fairfield University has brought top level collegiate basketball to the region. Fairfield brought March Madness to the Arena in 2004, 2008, and 2012 with the NCAA Women’s Basketball First and Second Rounds. In 2006, Fairfield and the Arena hosted the NCAA Women's Basketball Regional semifinals and final. In 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014 the Arena and Stags hosted the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey East Regional. In addition, Fairfield and the Arena hosted the Bank of America MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship, as all 20-league teams competed for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

 

RAFFERTY STADIUM
Fairfield University is in the process of constructing a stadium that the Stags nationally ranked men's and women's lacrosse teams will call home on the current Alumni Field site. Thanks to a generous leadership gift from the former University Trustee, Lawrence Rafferty '64, his daughter, Kathleen Rafferty Hay '03, and his son Michael Rafferty, the new venue on its way to becoming a reality. The complex is planned to open in February 2015.

When complete, Rafferty Stadium will have seating for 3,500 fans with bleachers spanning both sidelines. The playing surface will be high-quality artificial turf with state-of-the-art lighting and scoreboard. In addition, the facility will include a permanent structure on the West sideline that will house a press box, VIP suites, concession stand and locker rooms.

   RACE BROOK COUNTRY CLUB
The Race Brook Country Club serves as the home of the Stags men’s and women’s golf programs. Race Brook Country Club boasts a 27-hole course, with the championship length 18-hole main course playing at par-71. The club has excellent practice facilities, including a driving range, chipping area and practice bunker, as well as a challenging practice green.