Holy Cross Field House
The Holy Cross Field House is the home of the Crusader volleyball team and the athletic department's main offices. The offices of many of the department's head and assistant coaches are also located in the building.
The volleyball team began playing its complete home schedule at the Holy Cross Field House at the beginning of the 2007 season, after previously splitting their home contests between the Field House and the Hart Center. Prior to the start of the 2007 season, a new scoreboard and new bleachers were added to the venue. In September of 2010, a new Response Sport Court was put right on top of the existing court at the Field House. The court is the same used by USA Volleyball and for the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship. The modular-polypropylene system allows for excellent ball bounce and shock absorption. The Response court has a shock and sound attenuating rubber layer and a high-impact polypropylene surface.
Along with being able to facilitate volleyball courts, the gym in the Field House also features three full basketball courts, an indoor track, wireless internet, locker rooms and a conference room.
In 1946, when postwar federal regulations prevented the construction of a gymnasium on campus, Holy Cross officials secured the building for the Field House from Camp Endicott in Rhode Island. In addition to housing indoor recreation and intramural athletics, the versatile structure became the site of commencements, dances, public lectures and other large group events. The Field House received a brick facade in 1955 and was renovated in 1992.