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 conference.

 

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 layer.

 

University Field:  

The home to the men's and women's soccer programs, University Field was completed in November of 2011.






University Turf Stadium:






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Photos by Mike Carlson