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Named in honor of Springfield bishop emeritus The Most Reverend Joseph F. Maguire, the Maguire Center for Health, Fitness and Athletics blends the accommodations for athletics, recreation, health fitness, and academics in an inclusive multi-purpose facility.

The Maguire Center includes an aerobics/weight room, a 25-meter handicapped-accessible six-lane pool, a wood-floored gymnasium that can host basketball or volleyball events, an elevated rubberized 100-meter track, a sports medicine facility, a laundry room, and four locker rooms. The aerobics/ weight room holds a full-line of Cybex weight training machines, free weights and other multi-purpose apparatus, top-quality Life stride treadmills and Life cycles, Stairmaster steppers, and a Precor climber.

The Partyka Natatorium pool serves as both the home facility of the college's varsity swimming programs, as well as various other nautilus health classes.

Each year, Chicopee Memorial State Park hosts the Blazers Cross Country Invitational. The park provides soft surfaced trails for optimized training.

The Timothy J. Leary Field, located directly behind the Maguire Center, serves as the home field for soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse. Condon Field, located behind Leary Field, is the softball team's home facility. The artificial surface field, comprised of Field Turf monofilament prestige series, includes a Musco lightning system. The new multipurpose field hosts all practices and games for men and women's soccer, field hockey and women's lacrosse as well as early spring outdoor practices for baseball and softball. The college's physical education classes, intramural programs, and general student population also use it.

The college recently completed a $1.71 million athletic field renovation project to both Leary Field and Condon Field. The project included the construction of a 72x120-yard, multi-use artificial surface field and NCAA-compliant softball field.

 

Westover Golf Course, a short drive from campus in nearby Granby, serves as the Blazers' practice and home match facility. Westover, a 7,025-yard, par-72 course, is one of the premier golf courses in Massachusetts.

MacKenzie Stadium, a short drive from campus in nearby Holyoke, serves as the home field for the College's baseball program. During the 1980s, MacKenzie Stadium played host to the Holyoke Millers minor league professional franchise and is currently home to the Holyoke Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). The field offers stadium-style seating and a state-of-the-art lighting system to host night games.

The gymnasium in Berchmans Hall serves as the practice court for the men and women's volleyball programs, physical education classes, and intramurals. The gymnasium's floor is covered with Tera-Flex, often referred to as "sport court," and can easily take the demands placed on it by various sports. This durable, all-purpose floor is one of the best surfaces on which to play volleyball.