The sports complex is actually 2 separate buildings, the Pritchard Gym and the Newer West Wing.
The Pritchard Gym is one of the original buildings built on campus in the late 1960's when the campus moved to Stony Brook from its Oyster Bay location. The gymnasium is 20,000 square feet and has 3 regulation basketball courts that can be divided by a moveable wall into 2 separate rooms. The smaller part of the gym is equipped with drop down batting tunnels used by the baseball and softball teams during the winter months and inclement weather. The gym is primarily used now for physical education classes, recreation and team practices.
Also located in the Pritchard side of the sports complex is the 25-yard swimming pool, the weight room and various Athletics and Physical Education offices. The Pritchard has seen major renovations to its office space in the last few years. One of the biggest additions and most utilized areas is the Goldstein Academic Center.
Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center
The Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center opened in October of 2006. The 6,000-square foot facility is located off the Pritchard Gymnasium adjacent to the Sports Complex atrium, and accommodates over 400 student-athletes in a space that features a state-of-the-art computer lab, a study hall/multipurpose function room, a career resource/library area and a private tutor room. The Center will include administrative offices for the academic advising staff.
Opening in 1990, the West Wing was one of the biggest additions to the campus architect in many years. The Arena is 40,000 -square feet and houses 3 regulation basketball courts with the center hardwood floor serving as the main court for basketball and volleyball. The arena has a 177-meter rubber surface track surrounding the perimeter of the room. The arena is home to Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball and numerous trade shows, ceremonies and concerts throughout the year.
In addition to the main arena the West Wing added office space for Athletics Administration Staff as well as a new equipment room, training room and locker facilities.
Athletic Training Room
The athletic training room contains rooms for hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, private physicians examination, as well as a general treatment area. The facility houses state of the art equipment to ensure the Student-Athletes are getting the best treatment available. An auxiliary training room in the new Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium supplements the primary room.
The west wing of the sports complex also has 6 regulation squash courts that get used daily for classes and recreation. The courts and its adjoining lounge area were also made possible by a gift from Stuart Goldstein. The lounge serves as prime space for meetings and receptions throughout the year.
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium opened on September 14,2002 and is the new home to the Stony Brook football, soccer and lacrosse teams. The state of the art facility is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County and has become the backdrop for some of Long Island's most exciting sports events. The 8,200-seat stadium was built at the cost of 22 million dollars and its unique design provides fans with a tremendous stadium experience. The Stadium has a three tier press box on the east side and accommodates six luxury suites, a spacious working press box area, television and radio booths and a camera deck on the roof. The south building houses the offices for the football, lacrosse staff as well as locker rooms for the teams. The facility was named Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on October 19,2002 in honor of the New York State Senator that was instrumental in making the stadium a reality.
Sitting back to back at the North End of the Athletic property is the baseball/softball complex. The baseball field is in its original location and recently saw a face lift when the skinned area was redone and a new drainage and sprinkler systems were installed.
The softball field was displaced do to the construction of LaValle stadium and took its place next to the baseball field in time for the 2001 season. Both fields have 25-foot scoreboards courtesy of Coca-Cola. The fields are the primary practice and competition facilities for the two teams.
The Men's and Women's Tennis teams have the opportunity to practice and compete on 6 brand new hardcourt surfaced tennis courts. The teams also use the adjacent recreation/physical education courts for competition during duel meet situations.