Walsh Athletic CenterLeeber Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
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.