Built in 1982, the Health Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) houses a 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool, six racquetball courts, three full-length basketball courts and volleyball courts. All facilities are open to students with their ID cards.
Special events are also regularly held in the Pam Evans Smith Arena and have included comedians Mark Curry, Carrot Top and Jay Leno, as well as guest lecturers Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Judy Shepard, James Carville and Ann Coulter.
The Old Field House, located on the west side, contains the Gymnasium, classrooms, offices and visiting team locker rooms. The Heinzen Strength Center, located in the basement, is equipped with a 64-piece Hammer Strength Weight System, six upright bikes, weight resistant floor and more than 15,000 pounds of free weights.
Concerts are occasionally held in the Gymnasium and have featured such notable groups as O.A.R., Guster, the Violent Femmes, Don McClean and A Tribe Called Quest.
Wittenberg is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the competitive North Coast Athletic Conference. Approximately 30 percent of our students participate in varsity athletics, and 65 percent participate in intramurals.
Just east of the HPERC is Edwards-Maurer Field and the Earl F. Morris Track. Two blocks west of campus on the corner of McCreight Avenue and Plum Street are Bill Edwards Field, where the rugby team plays, and the Betty Dillahunt Field, where the softball team plays. Bill Edwards Field also serves as practice field for the lacrosse and soccer teams.
The newly renovated Carleton Davidson Stadium, the official home of Tiger baseball, is one of the finest small college baseball facilities in the country. It is located two miles east of campus.
The new Bob Rosencrans Fitness Center at the Athletics Hall of Honor opened at the HPERC in 2006. In addition to new state-of-the art fitness equipment for both workout facilities, the Earl F. Morris Track was re-surfaced and Edwards-Maurer Field received a new synthetic grass surface.
The new Legends Lobby highlights Wittenberg's athletic accomplishments both past and present, and includes the Athletics Hall of Honor, the Bob Rosencrans Fitness Center and displays honoring some of Wittenberg's legendary coaches, as well as a range of high-tech additions.