The Armstrong Atlantic State University Division of Physical Education & Athletics moved into a brand new facility in July of 1995.
Armstrong Sports Center
The new 82,000 square foot multi-purpose building, the AASU Sports Center, provides expanded academic offerings in spacious, modern, surroundings. Students have a three station computer lab; a 1,965 square foot weight training/fitness center with 21 Cybex machine exercise stations and a free weight area; four new classrooms, and two 3,535 square foot activity areas in which to further their education. AASU's athletic teams will be able to play home events in a 3,000 seat arena that contains theatre type seating for all spectators.
Alumni Arena, the
court venue inside of the Sports Center plays host to all Men's
and Women's basketball games on the AASU campus. Alumni Arena
also hosted the 1998 & 1999 Peach Belt Conference
Tournaments. The venue has also housed sporting events such as
the Georgia Special Olympics, Atlanta Hawks Basketball training
camp, as well as various prep basketball tournaments.
Pirate Field, the home of the perennially-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State baseball squad, has seen three AASU squads advance to the NCAA Division II College World Series in 1988, 1989 and 1994. In the spring of 2000, Pirate Field received a facelift with the addition of new dugouts, which include a home dressing area and locker rooms, and a new press box. The AASU baseball squad has made 10 NCAA Regionals appearances in the past 15 seasons.
The most recent addition to the Armstrong Atlantic State athletic facilities, the Pirate Softball Field hosted the nation's No. 1-ranked softball team in 2000 as the Pirates ascended to the top of the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll in April. The Pirate Softball Field features top-notch dugouts for both teams and stands behind home plate. Three batting cages have been completed behind right field and offer a softball-only hitting facility for the Pirates.
The AASU Tennis Complex serves as home to the Pirate men's and women's tennis teams, perennial participants in the NCAA Division II National Championships and home courts of the 1995 and 1996 NCAA Division II Women's Tennis National Champions. The Complex features 10 courts, a fieldhouse with stringing facility and storage and spectator stands between the two top courts. New wind screens replaced the original ones during the summer of 2003 and the facility will play host to the 2003 ITA Mid-Atlantic Regional in October.
The former home of the AASU basketball teams, the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC) is now the sole home of the AASU volleyball team, which earned its first-ever AVCA/Division II National Ranking in 2001 and advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championships. The bleachers and floor were resurfaced in the spring of 2000 and the gym is also used extensively by the AASU Intramurals and Recreation programs.
Located inside the
Sports Center, the Fitness Center is a 1,965 square
foot arena which houses both weight training and cardiovascular
equipment. The center caries 21 Cybex machines and several free
weight stations. For cardiovasular fitness, the Fitness Center
provides treadmills, stationary bikes, as well as stair climbers.
The Fitness Center plays a vital role in the "Strength
and Conditioning" of all AASU Athletic programs.
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