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Year Opened 2008
Bleacher Seating 800 spectators
Track 6 lane 300 meter
Largest Crowd 16,467
LEED Gold Certified

The Kelly Family Sports Center opened in August 2008 to provide more recreational opportunities to the GVSU student population. The Kelly Family Sports Center is free for use by GVSU Students, GVSU Faculty/Staff, and members of the GVSU Recreation Center. It houses a large variety of activities such as Intercollegiate Athletics: men and women track and field, men and women golf practice, football practice, soccer practice, women's lacrosse practice, baseball and softball practice; also holds activities for Movement Science, Campus Recreation/Intramurals and Sports Clubs.

The Kelly Family Sports Center is 138,000 square feet with a 100 yard turf field, six lane, 300 meter indoor track and nine sprint lanes, long jump and triple jump lane and pits, indoor pole vault, shot put and high jump. Plus, there is bleacher seating for 800 spectators. The building is state of the art and very accommodating, allowing it to be a frequent host for regular season indoor track meets. The building was named after former head football coach Brian Kelly (current head football coach at Notre Dame) for his generous efforts in collecting funds for the building while he was at GVSU.

Other features of the Kelly Family Sports Center include four easy access batting cages available for baseball and softball practice only, as well as the ability to drop curtains around the perimeter of the field and curtains to split the field into thirds which allow the field to be so versatile. When there aren't any scheduled activities on the track and turf, the Kelly Family Sports Center holds open track and turf times. These times change on a daily basis, but GVSU students often take advantage of these times, especially during the winter when there are no other indoor fields around.

Kelly Family Sports Center

 

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