Facilities/Directions

 

William M. Anderson Center
The new William M. Anderson Center is the home to Eagle basketball and volleyball. The 2,000-set arena is complete with every imaginable detail, from top-notch locker rooms for teams, concessions and comfortable seating for fans, and video message boards. Also included is a luxurious President's box for game viewing. The site served as host for four rounds of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament, the sectionals of the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament, and has also hosted events such as concerts and an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Goolrick Hall/Fitness Center
The home of UMW Athletics, Goolrick Hall houses all administrative offices as well as coaches' offices, as well as the athletic training room. Goolrick Hall (75,000 square feet of activity space) is also home to Eagle swimming. UMW hosted the CAC Swimming Championships from 1991 through 2005. The newly-refurbished varsity weight room contains more than 50 working stations in an 8,000 square-foot area, and athletes also have a multi-faceted training room at their disposal.

A 15,000 square foot fitness center is connected to Goolrick, and houses approximately 8,000 square feet of activity space for the student body's usage. That facility includes treadmills, free weights, and other state-of-the-art fitness equipment.

Other new additions to the Goolrick facility include a varsity student-athlete lounge and a completely refurbished office suite. 

DIRECTIONS TO ANDERSON CENTER/GOOLRICK GYM:
From Interstate 95, take Exit 130A (Route 3 East), and follow through five stoplights. At the sixth light, turn LEFT onto Business Route 3 (William Street), remaining in the LEFT lane. At the first light, turn LEFT onto College Avenue, and the campus will be on your right. Once on College Avenue, go straight through the first stoplight, and turn RIGHT at the second light (Route 1), Drive under the UMW Walkway and make an immediate RIGHT onto Alvey Drive. Visitor parking is located in the parking deck adjacent to the gyms.

 

  

BATTLEGROUND ATHLETIC COMPLEX 
The University of Mary Washington prides itself in providing an optimal environment for athletes to practice their craft. Battleground Outdoor Complex plays host to lacrosse, soccer, tennis, field hockey, track and field, baseball and softball, and is regarded as one of the finest facilities of its kind in Virginia.

"The Battleground" has hosted NCAA Division III Men's (1989, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001) and Women's (1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001) Soccer and Baseball (1992) Tournaments, and the 1992 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer, 1993 Field Hockey, 1997 Men's Soccer, 2006 Men's Tennis and 2007 and 2010 Women's Tennis National Championships.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BATTLEGROUND:
From Interstate 95, take Exit 130A (Route 3 East), and follow through five stoplights. At the sixth light, turn LEFT onto Business Route 3 (William Street). At the top of the hill, the road splits. Stay RIGHT, onto Hanover Street. The Battleground Athletic Complex is on the RIGHT.  

 

V. Earl Dickinson Stadium (Baseball)
The University of Mary Washington baseball team competes at one of the finest facilities in all of NCAA baseball, V. Earl Dickinson Stadium. One of the crown jewels of the Battleground Athletic Complex, located adjacent to campus along Hanover Street, Dickinson Stadium has seating for more than 1,000 fans, houses a concession stand, restrooms for spectators, and a state of the art public adress system that entertains fans with music and information. The players enjoy spacious dugouts, one indoor and four outdoor batting cages, and the newest aerobic and strength training equipment available at the field each day.

Grass Stadium (Soccer, Lacrosse)  
The grass stadium at the Battleground has been host to two NCAA soccer championships, and is home to the Eagle men's and women's soccer teams, as well as UMW lacrosse. Adjacent to the 1,000-seat stadium is a full practice Bermuda grass field, which perfectly replicates the competition field. 

                 
Turf Stadium (Field Hockey, Lacrosse)
The turf stadium at UMW hosts the Eagle field hockey and lacrosse teams. The two-year old artificial turf surface has already served as host to the 2012 NCAA field hockey tournament. The facility was also the host site for the 1993 NCAA field hockey national championship.

Softball Stadium
The University of Mary Washington softball team competes at one of the finest facilities in all of NCAA Division III softball. Located adjacent to campus along Hanover Street, the UMW Softball Stadium has seating for hundreds of fans and possesses a state of the art public adress system that entertains fans with music and information. The players enjoy spacious dugouts, four outdoor batting cages, and the newest aerobic and strength training equipment available at the field each day.

Track Facility
The University of Mary Washington track and field teams compete on campus at an eight-lane facility complete with track shack, throwing pits, and shower/restroom facility. The Eagles have hosted numerous Capital Athletic Conference Championships at the Battleground, and annually hosts the Battleground Relays each spring.

Lighted Turf Practice Field
Located next to the grass stadium is a lighted artificial turf field, which is used for practices for nearly every outdoor sport. The field's versatility allows usage by a number of varsity teams.

Lighted Multipurpose Turf Field
Directly to the north of Goolrick Gymnasium and adjacent to the visitor's parking deck on Alvey Drive, a lighted multipurpose turf field further allows options when scheduling varsity contests. Men's and women's lacrosse and field hockey have used the field for night contests, with expanded use expected in the future.

 

Tennis Center
The six-court, state-of-the-art University Indoor Tennis Center is located next to the award-winning 12-court outdoor tennis facility at the Battleground Athletic Complex. The University Tennis Center hosted the 2006 NCAA Division III National Men's Championships, the 2007 and 2010 NCAA Division III National Women's Championships, and has recieved the 2006 USTA Mid-Atlantic Section "Facility of the Year" Award and the 2007 USTA Outstanding Facility Award.

 

 

Hazelwild Farm
The University of Mary Washington's riding program is conducted at Hazelwild Farm, located on Miss A. Elizabeth Morrison's 500-acre ancestral homestead. The farm is located five miles from campus, in Spotsylvania County. The facilities include seventy stalls with all the modern amenities and ample turnout. The Stables also provide two outdoor rings, a cross country course, and a full-scale indoor arena, the A. Elizabeth Morrison Equestrian Center. Students may take part in all activities at Hazelwild Farm, including boarding, lessons, and showing, both local and rated.

DIRECTIONS TO HAZELWILD FARM:
From Interstate 95, take Exit 130A (Route 3 East), and follow through five stoplights. Turn RIGHT onto Route 1 South. Proceed several miles, and turn RIGHT onto Harrison Road. Follow Harrison over Interstate 95, and turn RIGHT into the Elizabeth A. Morrison equestrian center.

 


 

Hope Springs Marina
UMW crews row at Hope Springs Marina on Aquia Creek, located less than 20 minutes from campus. The Occoquan River, the Potomac River, and the Rappahannock River are all within minutes of the campus and facility. Transportation to and from practice is also provided.

DIRECTIONS TO HOPE SPRINGS MARINA:
Take I-95 to Exit 140, East toward Stafford Courthouse, Left at Route One intersection (Courthouse will be on your left), Right at next light (Hope Road), 3 1/2 miles to Hope Springs Marina sign at end of road.