Guelph Gryphons combine tradition and technology to create a world-class athletic complex

Something old. Something new. Something spectacular. Something tried and true.

When it comes to the athletic facilities at the University of Guelph, the seamless combination of tradition with cutting edge technology makes for a one of a kind experience.

Originally opened in 1957, the W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre  remains the focal point for varsity athletes, recreational, instructional and intramural athletes, club and work out activities.

This is where the legendary Gryphons track and field team competes. A dominant force in USports track and field, the Guelph men have won four national titles since 2007-08, while the women have been crowned Canadian champs twice in the same span.

Renovations to the W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre  allow it to maintain its historic legacy, while still catering to the ever-changing sporting landscape. Cardio and weight rooms replaced the two spectator balconies over-looking the main gym. Five international squash courts were constructed where the dressing rooms were at either end of Pygmy Gardens and the original north American squash court have been converted into climbing walls.

Alumni Field, home to the 2015 Yates Cup champion Gryphons football team, features a state of the art synthetic turf football field and newly renovated track. The CFL-sized football field measures 110 yards long and 65 yards wide with 20-yard black and red checkered end zones. In addition, the stadium showcases a brand new video scoreboard. In 2013, Alumni Field served as home to the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats while their new stadium Tim Hortons Field was under construction.

The most recent addition to the world-class facilities on the Guelph campus is the Athletic Centre, a 140,000-square foot fitness complex that features a suspended running track, varsity basketball and volleyball courts, a climbing wall and numerous multi-purpose rooms for fitness and recreation activities. Included are a 2,200-seat event centre, social spaces, concession areas, a merchandise store and new locker rooms.

The popularity of Guelph’s athletic complex is evidenced in the interest displayed in its many facilities. Since November, the 150 spheres of the new Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre have been viewed 15,500 times, a clear sign that a Google Virtual Tour will bring eyeballs and attention to your facility.

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