Athletic Facilities

Whatever your sport, Exeter has you covered with facilities for workouts, training and competition. Click below to explore these facilities with a student-narrated tour:

Downer Family Fitness Center

Students exercising in the Downer Family Fitness CenterStudents flock to Exeter’s 9,000-square-foot fitness center for sports performance training and free-time workouts. The popular, open concept facility has a turf space for agility training; 38 pieces of cardio-vascular equipment; and 12 power racks with Olympic platforms.






Fields and Trails

A field hockey match taking place on Hatch FieldWith 33 acres of playing fields, four miles of running trails, 14 outdoor tennis courts, baseball and softball diamonds, and the Hatch Turf Field, home to the field hockey and lacrosse teams, you’ll have your choice of sports to keep you fit and hone your teamwork skills. Hatch Field is equipped with livestream capabilities.

Fisher Squash Center

Students practicing inside Fisher Squash CenterWork on your power serve or challenge your teammates to a rally at one of 10 international-regulation courts, each with glass back-walls, in the squash center. Featuring gallery space for 400 spectators, the squash center is equipped to host national competitions.

Love Gymnasium

Volleyball players celebrate a point inside Love GymnasiumWith two ice hockey rinks and three basketball courts, the expansive Love Gymnasium accommodates multiple practices and competitions at one time, with significant spectator space to boot. It also houses an athletic training center, a sports science lab, eight visiting-team rooms and livestream capabilities on Rink A and Court A.

Phelps Stadium

An Exeter football player eludes a tackler inside Phelps StadiumYear-round athletes and spectators – of football, field hockey and lacrosse – head for Phelps Stadium. Big Red teams draw a crowd, which is no problem for this 5,000-seat turf field facility with night-game lighting, a press box, two team rooms, an officials’ room, an athletic training facility and livestream capabilities.

Ralph Lovshin Track

Exeter track runners compete on the Ralph Lovshin Track. Exeter’s all-weather outdoor track is a stand-out for track and field athletes and has bleacher seating for up to 480 spectators. The complex features eight lanes, three long-jump pits, two vault runways, a full-apron high-jump venue, shot and discus and two javelin sectors, and a FinishLynx timing system.

Roger Nekton Championship Pool

A water polo player competing in Roger Nekton Championship PoolWork on your dives, strokes and race time at The Roger Nekton Championship Pool, an eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool with Colorado timing system and blocks; two one-meter diving boards; separate digital video recording systems for swimmers and divers; spectator seating for 850; deck space for 400 swimmers; livestream capabilities; and an anti-wave surge tank.

Saltonstall Boat House

Crew team members carry a shell out of the Saltonstall Boat HouseWith more than 30 shells (including eights, quads, pairs and singles), rowers are sure to find a home at Exeter’s boat house, a short five-minute walk from the center of campus.

Thompson Gym

A student practices basketball inside of Thompson GymPractice your layups and perfect your spikes at Thompson Gym, which has space for basketball practices and volleyball matches.

William Boyce Thompson Field House

William Boyce Thompson Field HouseDesigned to benefit the entire community with recreational space, the Thompson Field House provides year-round, highly advanced training facilities for the track and field teams and a dedicated wrestling center.

The ground floor contains a 200-meter track, four tennis courts, multipurpose infield, batting cages, and NCAA-regulation areas for shot put, high jump, long jump and pole vault. The mezzanine houses a wrestling center. Spectators appreciate expansive views of the building's ground floor and outdoor athletic fields. Ample underground parking is available.

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