Sports and Recreation Complex

In 2000, Wheaton athletics moved into the new $15 million state-of-the-art Sports and Recreation Complex (SRC).

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Sports and Recreation ComplexThe SRC features an 8,000 square foot weight room, three student recreational gyms, an elevated jogging track, a climbing wall, "smart" classrooms and conference rooms, and a new physiology lab.

Included in the SRC are the new Eckert Recreation Center, the Chrouser Natatorium, and the King Arena. King Arena replaced Centennial Gymnasium as the home of Wheaton College basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. The arena is not a different building, but a renovation of Centennial Gymnasium, funded in large part by Leroy King.

The 2,650-seat King Arena is equipped with four scoreboards, a sound system, eight basketball hoops, and ethernet connections at the scorer's table. It has seating on all four sides whereas Centennial Gymnasium only had two, and one side features chair-backed seats.

In addition to its usefulness for classes and athletics, the building, designed in the architectural style of the Anderson Commons dining hall and other buildings on campus, is well-suited for informal and formal gatherings.

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