Spring 2018 Mason Complex Hours
Mason Complex Hours
ALL FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED WHEN THE CAMPUS IS CLOSED
Jerry E. Apple Stadium
Dedicated during Homecoming on October 21, 2000, the stadium seats 2,500 and enhances the west side of campus. Jerry and Joy Apple's generosity allowed the project to reach its completion.
Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex
The Mason Complex is home to Sid Richardson Recreational Gymnasium, Hughey Gymnasium, Verde Dickey Fitness Pavilion, and Hannah Natatorium, as well as all coaching and athletics offices.
Hughey Gym is the site of all home basketball and volleyball games. Intramural basketball and volleyball games are also played there as well as other events, including physical activity classes.
Hannah Natatorium is a multipurpose facility for use by the college community. It was the gift of David and Catherine Hannah of Houston. This competition-level pool with a seated balcony for spectators can by used for anything from water aerobics and safety training to a swim team competition. The natatorium contains a sauna bath, men’s and women’s dressing facilities and an office for the staff.
Sid Richardson Recreation Center
The Sid Richardson Recreation Center, a multipurpose recreational facility for all students, was made possible by a challenge grant from the Sid Richardson Foundation. Sid Richardson was a pioneer wildcatter and independent oilman who established the foundation which bears his name.
Renovated in 2007, Baker Field provides a great home to the 'Roo baseball team. The field is located just north of Apple Stadium.
Russell Tennis Center
Built in 2007, Russell Tennis Center is located at the north end of campus. The original tennis center, constructed in 1974, was dedicated in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of Austin College and the first game on the court featured college trustee and actress Ginger Rogers.
Dr. Jack R. Pierce Memorial Soccer Complex
The Dr. Jack R. Pierce Memorial Soccer Complex is located at the northwest corner of campus, just north of Baker Field and directly south of Russell Tennis Center.
Williams Intramural Complex
The 138,000 Thomas R. Williams Intramural Complex accomodates lacrosse, soccer, flag football, softball, and ultimate frisbee competition. Two outdoor basketball courts and all playing fields have lighting available for night play. The Williams Intramural Complex was named by the Board of Trustees in memory of the father of Todd Williams, class of 1982, recognizes Todd and Abby Williams' generosity to the college.
Verde Dickey Fitness Pavilion
The Verde Dickey Fitness Pavilion is a state-of-the art cardio and resistance training workout facility. All of the machines and equipment are some of the most advanced, user-friendly, safest, reliable, and motivating exercise products on the market today.
The cardio stations are all Precor and include seven treadmills, three upright and three recumbent bikes, and seven elliptical machines, two with upper body movements. All of the cardio equipment is connected via radio transmitters and headphones to an audio and visual theatre, allowing users cable television options on TV monitors and choices of radio stations.
The pavilion also includes a full line of Body Masters equipment for both the upper and lower body. This user-friendly equipment is safe and easy to use and is ideal for all types of people with varying fitness levels and goals.
For the more physically demanding users, a full line of upper and lower body Hammer Strength equipment is available, allowing users to be a more aggressive while still allowing for a high degree of safety, and eight power rack systems for safely doing core strength lifts such as the bench press and squats. The power racks and wooden platforms allow users to safely learn and perform the more athletic Olympic style lifting.
In addition, there is a full line of free-weights, dumb-bells, fixed weight bars, adjustable benches, and large stabilizing and medicine balls that can be used by everyone to modify and vary their workouts. The fitness pavilion also has individual stretching mats and instructional posters that provide helpful hints on exercise routines and safety.
Austin College softball games are played at Old Settlers Park.