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New Athletics Facility Project

Colgate is in the process of designing and building a state-of-the-art athletics facility to support its Division I athletics program.

Project Overview

Diagram showing the location/layout of the new athletics facility next to Andy Kerr Stadium and Sanford Field House
Colgate is in the process of planning and constructing a new athletics facility on campus on the location of the Van Doren Soccer Field. The new facility will include state-of-the-art locker rooms, training room facilities, equipment room facilities, and offices for Colgate's ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer teams, as well as a new ice hockey rink.

A new soccer field, Beyer-Small ’76 Field, opened between Andy Kerr Stadium and Tyler's Field at the start of the Fall 2014 season (photos from opening night).

The addition of this new athletics facility will ensure that Colgate's student-athletes have everything they need to succeed.

Project Updates

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Feb.–April 2014: Schematic design
May–Aug. 2014: Design development
Aug.–Dec. 2014: Construction documents
Dec.–Early 2015: Contractor bidding
Spring 2015–Fall 2016: Construction (20 months)

Project Details

Ice hockey rink

Game-day occupancy: 2,171
Stage event occupancy with floor seating: 2,478

New locker facilities

Men's ice hockey
Women's ice hockey
Women's lacrosse
Women's soccer
Men's soccer
Men's lacrosse
Two visitors' lockers


A study is in process to define the feasibility of incorporating geothermal energy, photovoltaic cells, wind power, and water reclamation/reuse into the facility design. The facility will also be registered as a LEED 2009 project.

Contribute to the Project

The facility will serve as a rallying point for the entire Colgate community, and its creation is only made possible by the generosity and enthusiasm of that community. Please join us in building a facility that will serve the university for years to come.

Or, contact:
Doug Chiarello '98, Director of Major Gifts


Exterior design of the new athletics facility as seen from the west-northwest Exterior design of the new athletics facility as seen from the northwest Exterior design of the new athletics facility, as seen from the southwest A view of the skating rink. Sketch of the view from the staircase landing and concourse entry