Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center

Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center/ Gunden Gymnasium

Location: Southeast corner of campus, just across the railroad tracks from College Mennonite Church.
Built: 1993
Capacity: Varies from 500 to 5,000 depending on setup

Goshen College student-athletes train and compete in one of the best small college athletic facilities in the nation. The Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center, which opened in 1994, is home to the Maple Leafs' 14 intercollegiate athletic teams and is one of the newest additions to an ever-growing college campus. The $7.3 million facility houses a variety of athletic and fitness-related activities. Whether you are a member of the golf team hitting balls on the indoor range or a basketball player running on the 200-meter indoor track, the Gingerich Center offers athletes every chance to train and compete successfully. The RFC also includes team locker rooms and multiple team meeting spaces with video capability.

The luxury of such a large athletic training facility allows athletes to train when their schedule permits. The recreation-fitness center is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout the week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. With these hours, athletes also have the opportunity to train and compete without sacrificing their academic pursuits.

During their respective seasons, Goshen teams can all take advantage of the facility in a three-hour time frame and are not forced to practice at odd hours. The winter and early spring sports seasons bring six Goshen teams into the facility at one time. While the basketball teams practice on some of the 15,000 square feet in the three-court Gunden Gymnasium, the softball team has infield practice, the baseball team takes cuts in the cage and the track and field squads train on the indoor track. Not many institutions can boast of such an efficient use of time or space, and that is one reason Goshen has continued to excel both athletically and academically.

In addition to these indoor facilities, Goshen College also boasts some of the finest outdoor playing fields in the nation. The baseball, softball and soccer stadiums all are equipped with automatic, in-ground irrigation systems while the 1,500-seat soccer complex is one of the few lighted soccer stadiums at the NAIA level.

Indoor Facilities
3 full-size basketball courts with 10 baskets
• 200-meter Mondo-surface running track
7,000-square-foot turf training facility
• Exercise machines (Steppers, exercise bikes, rowers and elliptical machines)
• 2,800-square foot weight room
• 4 racquetball courts
• Large training room
• Indoor soccer goals
• State-of-the-art exercise science lab
• Track and field: jumping pit, throwing cage, high jump pit and high jump mats