Home to the university's men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams, this 55,000-square-foot facility, located alongside the tree-shaded Hess Creek Canyon, features a gymnasium with three full-length basketball courts, room for three volleyball courts, one racquetball court, a golf training center, locker rooms, administrative offices and athletic training room facilities. The James and Lila Miller Gymnasium, the Bruins' home court, has a seating capacity of 2,750.
The sports center was designed by noted architect Pietro Belluschi to sit unpretentiously alongside tree-shaded Hess Creek Canyon. Built using gifts from prominent lumbermen, the building features a two-level oak parquet lobby and a large window area overlooking the adjacent natural terrain.
Completed in June 1977, the $2.7 million building received a facelift during the summer of 2017 with a new hardwood floor and look. The redesign of the floor features the Bruins "GF" logo and was named after longtime athletic director Craig Taylor (Taylor Court).
The building may be entered on two levels. The east-side ground level is accessible from the parking lot by crossing the footbridge. The on-campus community enters on the west-side second floor.
Contained on the upper level are a staff room, multipurpose room, classrooms, and athletics administration and faculty offices. The lower level contains a concession area, dressing rooms, team rooms, laundry, equipment-issuing room, and storage space.
The center is named for longtime Oregon lumberman Coleman H. Wheeler, former chairman of the board of Willamette Industries. The gymnasium is named for James Miller, former George Fox board member and president of Cascadia Lumber Co., and his wife, Lila.
Located adjacent to the Wheeler Sports Center, this venue serves as home to the university's track and field and football programs. The facility includes a covered grandstand with permanent-seating capacity of over 2,700 and a 14,000-square-foot Duke Athletic Center facility that includes a strength and conditioning center, a locker room, a terrace that allows fans to catch the game from a bird's-eye view, offices, an athletic training room and classrooms. The bleachers include three press boxes. The stadium also features the synthetic-turf Lemmons Family Field and one of the biggest video boards in all of Division III athletics.
A combined $1.2 million lead gift from Brad and Katharine Stoffer and their Boedecker Foundation in 2009 provided the seed money for the Stoffer Family Stadium project. Groundbreaking for the complex took place in the spring of 2013. Work on the grounds was completed during the summer of 2014, when grandstands were erected, the field was installed and the video board was constructed. Lemmons Field was funded by a generous personal donation by John and Joan Lemmons, founders of Pacific Fibre Products, and Larry Lemmons, the company's president.
This 14,000-square-foot, three-story facility – located on the back side of Stoffer Family Stadium – includes coaches' offices, a locker room, an athletic training room, a classroom and a terrace.
The center is home to the Bruins' football and track and field teams. The football team makes use of 130 custom-made wooden lockers, and all George Fox athletic programs use the facility's state-of-the-art weight training room. The building also houses the school's historic Victory Bell.
Duke's terrace overlooking the field serves as VIP seating for members of the university's Terrace Club, allowing for a bird's-eye view of the action. The Duke building was made possible by a $2.5 million donation by philanthropists Marilyn and John Duke in 2011.
This 23-acre complex a half-mile north of campus serves as home to the Bruin men's and women's soccer teams and the women's lacrosse squad. The synthetic soccer/lacrosse field features a regulation-size soccer configuration of 75 yards by 110 yards, while the lacrosse field is 60 yards by 110 yards. Bleacher seating for 750 is located on the north side of the field, with team benches, a concessions stand, an atheltic training room, and a press box on the south side. A soft-surface path circles the perimeter of the complex for running, walking and jogging.
A generous gift of 23 acres of land by Newberg philanthropists Ken and Joan Austin made possible the creation of the Austin Sports Complex. The field was completed in time for the 2010 fall soccer campaigns.
The Austin Sports Complex is located at 1953 N. Center St., and is bordered by Villa Road to the east, Crestview Drive to the south, Center Street to the west, and the Joan Austin Elementary School and Newberg Christian Church properties to the north.
On-site parking is available, and agreements have been made with nearby Joan Austin Elementary School, Newberg Christian Church and Northside Community Church to accommodate additional parking.
The university's baseball and softball teams have played home games at this complex, located across from the Wheeler Sports Center on Fulton Street and Villa Road, since 1989. The baseball field has bleacher seating for 250 and a brand new full-scale electronic scoreboard, while the softball field underwent a facelift in the summer of 2017 with the installation of new bleachers, dugouts, bullpens, a press box and sound system. The facility seats roughly 251 and features a new full-scale electronic scoreboard.
The complex was renovated using a major donation from Curtis and Margaret Morse, avid supporters of Bruin athletics. The Morse family has had a long association with George Fox, with four generations of the family having attended the Newberg school. The baseball facility underwent renovation in 2016 after a two-year fundraising mission brought in artificial turf for the infield. The Bruins are now the fourth team in the Northwest Conference to shift away from natural grass. The Diamond Series turf is made specifically for baseball fields, and George Fox was the first Division III school on the West Coast to install the surface.
The softball field finished its renovation process prior to the 2018 season. In addition to the new amenities, it features protective padding inside the field along the backstop, and the bullpens feature an open layout with netting covering the front from top to bottom.
Fundraising efforts are still ongoing for further renovations to the Morse Athletic Fields that will eventually result in lights for night games, placing the Bruins' home facilities among the best in the nation at the Division III level.
Opened in the summer of 2005, the home course for the university's men's and women's golf programs is an 18-hole, par-72, 6,572-yard course located on the east side of Newberg at the foot of Parrett Mountain. The course features gently rolling hills with spacious fairways on most holes. Sand traps and extensive wetlands cross or border seven holes, making it a challenge for even experienced golfers.
The Chehalem Glenn layout was designed by Bill Robinson and offers beautiful vistas of Parrott Mountain to the east and Mt. Chehalem to the north.
The first college tournament held at Chehalem Glenn was the George Fox Women's Invitational on Oct. 1, 2006.
The Peggy and Bob Fowler Golf Training Center serves as a training facility for the men's and women's golf programs.
The center is located on the first floor of the Wheeler Sports Center and offers the teams a cutting-edge indoor training center where they can practice regardless of weather conditions.
The $65,000 facility features an 800-square-foot putting surface with three chipping areas and the latest in golf training technology, including a launch monitor system and simulator. Players are able to play top-ranked courses via a video simulator as well as to analyze their distances, accuracy and ball speed. The putting surface offers every type of putt with various breaks and speeds.
The George Fox University swim team practices and competes at the recently renovated Chehalem Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center. A $19.9 million bond measure was passed by voters in 2014, and the project was completed in time for the start of intercollegiate swimming in 2018.
The Jim McMaster competition pool is an eight-lane pool with a 20-yard lined warm-up/cool-down area. The competition pool is six-feet, seven-inches in depth, with the stretch pool ranging from four feet to approximately five feet in depth. The north side of the pool has bleachers that seat about 300, and the facility timing system and scoreboard are by Daktronics. The competition pool has its own team/event entrance and vestibule as well as its own locker rooms and deck showers.
This state-of-the-art structure accommodates six full-sized tennis courts, a 100-meter five-lane track surface with a jump pit and pole vault box, and serves as home for the university's men's and women's tennis teams, allowing for fall and spring matches to unfold rain or shine.
The PVC-fabric-covered facility measures 320 feet in length, 140 feet in width, and rises just over 50 feet at its highest point. The fabric roof and sides are pulled over steel tubular dome-shaped trusses, and the court base is asphalt coated with an acrylic polymer surface commonly used in tennis facilities. The courts are illuminated with LED uplighting, and ceiling fans and large doors on either end allow for ample ventilation on hot days. The building is not heated.
The structure features technology that makes it energy efficient, including translucent fabric that won't require additional lighting during daylight hours. It is also designed to be thermally efficient, maintaining a temperature up to 20 degrees warmer than outside in winter and 20 degrees cooler than outside in summer.