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Located in Eisenhower Campus Center (directly adjacent to Sollenberger Sports Center), Brubaker Auditorium is the site of most indoor intercollegiate athletic contests at Messiah College. Brubaker comfortably seats over 1,800 spectators, and recent improvements have included a state-of-the-art sound system; also used for other college activities such as concerts, dinners, etc.
Messiah College Baseball Complex
Messiah's baseball field is often considered one of the best playing surfaces in the conference - and the region. Recent renovations have enclosed the facility with a chain-link fence. An 8-foot high section runs from the outfield corners complete with a cap guard and windscreen. The foul lines and the sections from the dugouts to the backstop are 4-foot high wind-screen sections. With the fencing, the dimensions for the park are: 330 feet to the left-field line, 375 feet to the left-center power alley, 400 feet to straight-away center, 350 feet to the right-center power alley and 330 feet to the right-field line. A natural ampitheatre seating on the hillside behind the backstop, with the playing surface below, makes for a great view for fans and spectators.
Shoemaker Field is a lighted, irrigated, full-size, top-quality, match-only grass field used by the men's and women's soccer programs. Major improvements have recently been made to the irrigation and drainage system, and the field was resurfaced with sod. Additionally, the facility has bleacher seating for several thousand spectators and significant standing room, along with seating for any of our visitors with disabilities.
Sollenberger Sports Center/Hitchcock Arena
The Sollenberger Sports Center provides Messiah College with exceptional recreational and intercollegiate athletic facilities. This 90,000 square foot complex houses four racquetball courts, a large arena with four basketball courts, an indoor track and fitness center, natatorium including an eight-lane swimming pool with separate diving well, several classrooms, locker rooms, and wrestling and gymnastics facilities. Hitchcock is often used as an indoor practice facility for virtually all sports at Messiah, including outdoor sports, as it is large enough to allow for indoor batting cages, soccer goals, and a variety of other training equipment.
The Fredricksen Natatorium — housed within the Sollenberger Center — includes an 8-lane, 25-yard indoor swimming pool, along with a separate diving well. Messiah recently began using the facility in intercollegiate competition, adding a men's and women's swimming program in 2008.
Starry Field is the home of the Messiah College softball team. It features the same infield mix as the infield at the beautiful Orioles' ballpark Camden Yards, along with enclosed brick dugouts, electronic scoreboard, a press box, audio system, outdoor batting cages, and a fully enclosed playing field.
Other facilities at Messiah College include:
Criste Courts — six match-quality tennis courts (hard), plus 4 additional recreational courts
Sollenberger Racquetball Courts
Three irrigated 120' x 75' practice fields
Professional training room with full rehabilitation capabilities