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Williams Field House

Williams Field House

Williams Field House officially opened in April 2009 and is the college's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building, a designation by the U.S. Green Building Council that verifies the building incorporates materials and systems that save energy and water, reduces carbon emissions, and is environmentally friendly. The new field house received this certification in part because of the adaptive reuse of what was once an ice rink.

The field house features an 85 by 180 foot playing surface that is monofilament infill turf from Tiger Turf Worldwide. The surface is in filled with rubber granules to replicate the play of a natural surface. Although the field house is not air-conditioned it remains remarkably cool due to the four large fans and the 64 remote-controlled skylights. The building also has operable windows along the east and west sides to promote air flow.

Williams Field House replaces the Jones Field House and adjacent Williams Ice Rink, which closed in 2008. The new 25,000 square-foot building is available for use by all varsity and club sports, although the primary users are the baseball, softball, and men's and women's lacrosse teams.