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Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex Tour

Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex updated tour from Calvin College on Vimeo. See the August video tour.

Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex Fact Sheet

Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex

  • The complete square footage of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex is 362,000
  • When the entire facility is completed, it will add about 292,000-square feet to the campus—it will add 10 percent to the total square footage of the campus
  • The Spoelhof complex will include six classrooms, including a “wet classroom” in the pool

Van Noord Arena

  • The arena seating capacity is highly flexible, depending on bleacher configuration, but is expected to be approximately 5,000 for most major events
  • Forty percent of the seats are bleachers, and 60 percent of seats have backs
  • The lobby is 10 times the size of the original lobby and designed to accommodate large numbers of visitors for many venues at same time
  • Four full-sized basketball courts when bleachers are retracted so that men and women, junior varsity and varsity can practice concurrently
  • Two new weight room facilities, nine times the size of the original area
  • Fitness Center for the general student body, faculty and staff is 10,000 square feet, six times the size of the original weight room
  • Athletic weight room for members of Calvin’s 17 varsity teams is 8,000 square feet, four times the size of the original weight room
  • Athletic training room is four times the size of former training room
  • 10 locker rooms for students and staff
  • Two concession stands, including juice and smoothie bar
  • The 40-by-40 foot climbing wall in the main lobby—by EntrePrises Corp. (world leader in climbing walls)—contains many innovative features
  • Hospitality suite overlooking arena floor with seating for 40

Venema Aquatic Center

  • Olympic-sized, 50-meter pool with moveable bulkheads accommodates multiple events at the same time
  • Pool accommodates 22 lanes at 25 yards each for laps or racing
  • Pool has 850,000 gallon capacity
  • High-tech filtration system in pool
  • Spectator seating capacity is 500
  • Current pool is as wide as the former pool was long
  • Pool is 15 feet at diving end, four feet deep in the middle for swimming lessons and instruction and seven feet deep at the starting blocks
  • Pool has four diving boards: two at one meter and two at three meter

Huizenga Tennis and Track Center

  • Four full-sized tennis courts inside a 200-meter track
  • Multi-sport use: tennis, track, baseball, softball, volleyball
  • Over two acres inside for multi-use capability
  • Pre-fabricated steel building to provide protection from inclement weather
  • Heated and ventilated; not air conditioned

Hoogenboom Health and Recreation Center

  • Three full-sized courts for recreational basketball
  • Human performance lab
  • Dance studio is three times the size of former studio
  • Health Services exam rooms, travel services and offices for campus-wide services
  • Five classrooms
  • Renovated locker rooms
  • Renovated equipment storage and laundry
  • Renovated mechanical system

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Photo Gallery

View from the top of the new Van Noord Arena

See a photo gallery of progress on the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex as of August 7, 2008.

More on the complex

Read more details about the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex and see architectural renderings of the finished complex.

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