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Whether you want to put on the uniform and join the 500+ student-athletes competing on one of Gardner-Webb University’s 21 NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams, or you just want to get involved and have fun, there is something for everyone. Compete with your friends against other students on campus through opens in a new windowintramural sports, or participate in the game day experience and cheer on the Runnin’ Bulldogs in the stands.
Gardner-Webb's Spangler Stadium Ranks No. 18 of 125 FCS Stadiums Nationally
Spangler Stadium was originally built in 1966 but was upgraded and expanded considerably prior to the start of the 2004 season to include the addition of a new Football Center, which houses football coaches’ offices, athletic weight facilities, president’s box, press box, and luxury suites. Coach Norman Harris Field was modernized significantly in 2014 with the installation of state-of-the-art artificial turf and shock pad technology manufactured by APT. Prior to the start of the 2020 season, a video board was installed to enhance the fan and athlete experience.
Gardner-Webb's Ernest W. Spangler Stadium seats 8,500 fans and ranks No. 18 of 125 FCS Stations nationally and is home to the men's football and women's lacrosse teams.
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Located within the Convocation Center, which also houses an athletic training facility for student-athletes and the offices for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, as well as three auxiliary locker rooms for athletic officials and visiting teams.
Built in 1983, and renovated in 2008, the 4,500 seat Paul Porter Arena is located inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on the campus in Boiling Springs. A versatile facility, it serves as the main hub for the Department of Athletics.
The locker area for women’s basketball has a fully-furnished dressing area with individual lockers and provides the Runnin’ Bulldogs with spacious accommodations for practice and game day activities. Just off the main locker room is a player’s lounge and study area to compliment the facility.
Updates to the locker area for the volleyball program include individual mahogany lockers for each student-athlete as well as a film area for players to hone their skills away from game day.
Bill Masters Field at John Henry Moss Stadium has been the home of Gardner-Webb baseball since its dedication on September 18, 2010. The facility has seating capacity for 550 with further expansion possible.
A majority of seats are shielded from the elements under a protective awning that extends the length of the press box.
Recent upgrades to the facility include the installation of field turf and the expansion of the bullpen area along the 3rd base line.
Recent updates to the Master Athletic Complex include various wall graphics honoring the past and present of Gardner-Webb baseball, including highlights of GWU's wins over Power Five Conference programs and those who have been selected in the MLB Draft.
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The dugouts, at 70 feet long, are some of the largest in the Big South and entire nation, each having unique features of their own. The 3rd base dugout features an expansive umpire locker room, complete with shower, locker, and lounge facilities for game day umpires as well as game day storage and bathroom facilities for the Runnin’ Bulldogs. Just steps off the 1st base dugout is an indoor hitting tunnel available for Gardner-Webb players to use during practice for swing adjustments.
Amenities in the press box include two VIP suites complete with outdoor patios, kitchen area for catering, and bathroom facilities. The box also features two broadcast booths for video-streaming and radio, complete with a spacious press area for members of the media.
Home of the Gardner-Webb Men’s and Women's soccer teams, Greene-Harbison Stadium boasts a large grandstand, seating 1,500 fans. A scoreboard behind the goal displays game information.
Bost Pool recently underwent a massive renovation that included a new structure over the six-lane, 25-yard pool, with a new heater, and pump. The facility also received updated LED lighting, a ventilation system, and four 27-foot infrared deck heaters. The interior boasts a new graphics package, and a videoboard to enhance the event experience.
The 2021 Big South Conference Softball Tournament was hosted at Brinkley Stadium. The seating behind home base gives more than 400 fans a clear view of the entire field.
Brinkley Softball Stadium includes spacious in-ground dugouts outfitted with restrooms, artificial turf grass on the infield and outfield, permanent seating for more than (need a number ) spectators, and a concession stand. The press box behind home base houses the main working area, and two broadcast booths to accommodate radio and video operations. A building located behind the first base dugout offers space for coaches’ offices, a locker room, a conference room, and an athletic training area. A practice facility was built behind the outfield fence offers athletes additional opportunities to train, even during times of inclement weather.
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Gardner-Webb's facility features 12 private tennis courts with lights.
Gardner-Webb University became an officially licensed CrossFit affiliate in July 2018. CrossFit Gardner-Webb University offers free CrossFit classes to Gardner-Webb University students, faculty and staff.
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