Athletic Facilities

The University of Rio Grande provides its athletes with some of the best indoor and outdoor facilities in the Mid-South Conference. The Paul R. Lyne Physical Education Center is home to the university's health and physical education, intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs.

Lyne CenterThe Newt Oliver Arena, located inside Lyne Center, is the home of floor of the RedStorm men's and women's basketball teams and the RedStorm volleyball squad. "The Newt," named in honor a former Rio coach who led the famous Bevo Francis teams of 1952-54. Newt Oliver Arena was dedicated in 1997. It seats 2,000 and is equipped with locker room facilities and a training room, which were remodeled in 1997 thanks to a donation made by Rio Grande alumnus Ronald K. Glover.
Lyne Center also houses a state-of-the-art fitness center with free weights and exercise machines, three racquetball courts, a swimming pool, two-collegiate-sized basketball courts and additional locker room facilities. The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) recognized Lyne Center as one of the "Top 13 Facilities in America" in 1996.
Evan Davis FieldRio Grande's outdoor facilities are located at the Stanley L. Evans Memorial Athletic Complex, which was dedicated in 1973. The cross country course, softball field, Evan Davis Soccer Field and Bob Evans Baseball Field are located within the complex.   


The Stockmeister Track & Field complex, dedicated April 21, 1999, is a 400-meter track with eight lanes, three pole vault areas, two long jump areas, two discus areas, two shot put areas, one steeplechase and sites for field events. It is one of five track and field facilities in the country to receive the US Tennis Court and Track Builders Association's Outstanding Track Facility Award. The award is in recognition of the complex's design and construction.


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