Middlebury College Athletic Facilities
Middlebury's well‑maintained playing fields and outstanding athletic facilities rank among the best in the country. Outdoors, the 3,500-seat Alumni Stadium/ Youngman Field football and lacrosse complex and the Allan Dragone all-weather outdoor track are the top facilities of their kind. Forbes Baseball Field along with an impressive softball complex gives Middlebury two of the finest diamonds in New England.
The College boasts an 18-hole golf course and 3.5-kilometer Red Kelly cross‑country and jogging trail on campus. The nearby mountain campus includes the Middlebury Snow Bowl for alpine skiing and Carroll and Jane Rikert Ski Touring Center for nordic skiing.
Indoor facilities include the Chip Kenyon ‘85 2,200-seat ice hockey arena and an Olympic-size natatorium, giving Middlebury two of the finest facilities of their kind. Middlebury also has two large indoor facilities, the Duke Nelson Recreational Center and “The Bubble”. Both facilities are used for tennis, as well as indoor areas for intramurals and varsity practices when necessitated. Within “The Bubble” are the school’s squash and courts as well as the indoor track. Nelson houses a climbing wall and a golf practice area. Pepin Gymnasium is home to the basketball teams and the women’s volleyball team, while a 6,500-square-foot fitness center offers students a variety of exercise equipment.
Middlebury also sports several acres of wide-open athletic fields for general athletic use. The College also boasts two outdoor fields with artificial surfaces, including an astro-turf field played on by the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams. A recently completed “field turf” field is home to the men’s soccer team and can be used for several other athletic events.