Saint Leo University Athletic Facilities
Marion Bowman Activities Center
The Bowman Center arena has two full basketball and volleyball courts and can seat as many as 1,500 spectators for an event in cushioned, seat-back chairs. During the summer of 2012 the floor was completely replaced, resurfaced, and repainted. A new energy efficient lighting system was installed before the 2009-2010 school year. The Activities Center houses four classrooms, eight locker rooms and the athletic department offices. In addition, the fitness center was refurbished over the summer of 2012 featuring the latest in work out equipment for both weigh training and aerobics. This impressive and spacious training/weight facility is located in the former bowling alley in the lower level of the Activities Center.
University Softball Stadium:
Completely enclosed, University Softball Stadium opened in
February of 2011. The playing dimensions go 210 feet down the lines
and 215 feet to centerfield. This stadium is handicap accessible
and equipped with stadium seating. The infield is surfaced with
Crimson Stone Clay while the outfield features the popular Bermuda
419 grass. Another noticeable addition are the bullpen areas
which feature two, 75-foot warm-up areas. The enclosed press box is
equipped with wireless internet, coaxial cable connections and is
the central hub for the major-league caliber sound system. Directly
beneath the press box sits the softball team locker room. Equipped
with 20 wood lockers, the space is also fitted with a washer/dryer
set, cable television and internet accessibility. Beyond the right
field fence sites the batting cage pavilion. The pavilion is
equipped with four batting tunnels, large storage areas, as well as
energy-efficient lighting. Also, for the convenience of the both
fans and student-athletes, a newly constructed men’s and
women’s bathroom area sits just beyond the left-field fence.
In addition, a 273-car parking lot is located behind the restrooms
with plans of a concession stand on the drawing board. The stadium
also features the 'Sports Cluster Green' Lighting System by Musco.
It uses a third of the amount of energy as a standard system and
produces double the light output.
Thomas B. Southard Stadium:
Replacing Dade City Park in the 1970's as Home of the Lions and
named after the college's fifth president, the oldest outdoor
facility on the Saint Leo campus is complimented by a major-league
caliber lighting system installed in 1987, automatic sprinklers,
drainage system, press box, and a wireless scoreboard. The stadium
was fitted with OAI-produced wind-screens in 2009, and is widely
accepted as one of the premier baseball complexes in the
Marion Bowman Activities Center Pool:
The Bowman Center Pool, home to both the men’s and
women’s swim teams, is 25 yards long and holds six lanes. The
pool’s depth ranges from 3.5 feet to 12 feet at its deepest
end, and is equipped with a heater and an underwater observation
deck. The pool is also equipped with a diving board, multiple
lifeguard areas, and is connected to both men’s and
women’s locker rooms. In addition, it is also home to the
Pasco High School Pirates and acts as the only recreation swimming
pool on the Saint Leo campus.
Saint Leo Tennis Center:
Built in 2006, the Saint Leo University men's and women's tennis
teams call one of the most beautiful facilities in the state their
home. Nestled in the northeast corner of the campus, the complex
holds eight hard-court surfaces. Also, each court is individually
lit, making it possible for night contests. Making the facility
even more impressive is the shelter located in the middle of the
facility. In July of 2011, the courts were resurfaced in the style
of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York as
it features a blue playing surface, trimmed with a green outer
The home to the men's and women's soccer programs, University Field was completed in November of 2011.
University Turf Stadium:
Facilities not featured... Saint Leo Fitness Center.