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, a 1,500 square-foot weight room, one racquetball court, 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 face lift 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. A 1,500-square-foot weight room was remodeled in the summer of 1993. The lower level contains a concession area, dressing rooms, team rooms, laundry, equipment-issuing room, and storage space.
The center is named for long-time 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 facility that includes a strength and conditioning center, locker room, 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 a project that would ultimately allow George Fox to bring football back after a 46-year hiatus from the sport. That project - Stoffer Family Stadium - now stands as a testament to the university's commitment to provide student-athletes the "most formative athletic experience in the country."
Groundbreaking for the complex - which includes the synthetic-turf Lemmons Family Field, grandstand seating for 1,200 and the Duke Athletic Center - 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 a state-of-the-art video board - arguably the most impressive of its kind in the Northwest Conference - 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.
The Bruins' football team makes its home in the 14,000-square-foot Duke Athletic Center, where 130 custom-made wooden lockers grace the team's locker room. The facility also includes a weight training room, coaches' offices, a classroom and a terrace that allows fans to catch the game from a bird's-eye view. The Duke building was made possible by a $2.5 million donation by philanthropists Marilyn and John Duke in 2011.
The stadium also serves as home to the university's track and field team. The new covered stands are a big plus during the spring track season, and the artificial turf infield provides a clean look and an improved training surface that reduces impact and, in turn, injuries. The new stadium also opens the door for George Fox to host more meets - and higher-quality events. In fact, the new stadium hosted the 2015 Northwest Conference championships.
Stoffer Family Stadium's permanent seating accommodates about 2,800 fans. Temporary seating during highly attended games boosts capacity to more than 3,300.
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 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 an expansion of George Fox University's athletic facilities with the creation of the Austin Sports Complex, home to the Bruin men's and women's soccer teams since 2010 and the women's lacrosse team since the program's start in the spring of 2014.
The soccer/lacrosse field was completed in time for the 2010 fall soccer campaigns. The synthetic turf field features a regulation-size soccer configuration of 75 yards (68.58m) by 110 yards (100m), while the lacrosse field is 60 yards (55 m) by 110 yards (100 m). Bleacher seating for 750 is located on the north side of the field, with team benches and a press box on the south side. A concessions stand, restrooms, storage rooms, and an athletic training room are located at the southwest corner of the field.
Plans originally called for construction of the football stadium on the site in time for the return of football in 2014. The university instead opted to build the stadium, named Stoffer Family Stadium, on campus. The stadium and the Duke Athletic Center are situated adjacent to the Wheeler Sports Center and serve as home to the school's football and track and field programs.
The Austin Sports Complex is located at 1953 N Center St., Newberg, OR 97132, 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.
Finally, a soft-surface path circles the perimeter of the complex for running, walking and jogging.
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, 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.
After groundbreaking on July 11, 2016, crews removed the grass and topsoil, leveling the field for the installation of Diamond Series artificial turf, which covers the infield, outfield apron and bullpens. 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. Phase II of the renovation project will consist of increased and improved stadium seating and improvements to the press box and sound system.
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. A new press box is featured on top of the stadium seating and a new sound system has been installed.
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 but sand traps and extensive wetlands that cross or border seven holes, making it a challenge for even experienced golfers.
Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg, Oregon, is the home course of George Fox University's newest athletic programs - women's golf, which began play in the fall of 2006, and men's golf, which started in the fall of 2007.
Under the supervision of the Chehalem Parks and Recreation District, Chehalem Glenn was a project 13 years in its planning and production. The course is located on the east side of town at the foot of Parrott Mountain and currently features an 18-hole, par-72, 6,572-yard course for intercollegiate competition. Long-range plans call for an additional nine-hole par-3 course for families and youth to learn the game.
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 course features gently rolling hills with spacious fairways on most holes, but numerous sand traps and extensive wetlands that cross or border seven holes make it a challenge for even experienced golfers.
The first college tournament held at Chehalem Glenn was the George Fox Women's Invitational on Oct. 1, 2006.
The George Fox athletic department is proud to announce the Peggy and Bob Fowler Golf Training Center Thursday, Feb. 2, as the center will play host to the men's and women's golf programs.
The new 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 daylight or 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 will practice and compete at the newly renovated Chehalem Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center (completion anticipated December 2017). The $19.9 million bond measure was passed by voters on the November 2014 ballot and groundbreaking will begin in October 2016.
This measure funds the redevelopment of CPRD's 44-year-old community swimming pool facility as follows:
Up to date information is available on the Chehalem Parks and Recreation website, found here.
The facility will accommodate six full-sixed tennis courts, a 100 meter five lane track surface with a jump pit and pole vault box, and serve as home for the university's men's and women's tennis teams, allowing for fall and spring matches to unfold rain or shine a luxury that will assist in the recruitment of quality collegiate players, according to men's head coach Neal Ninteman.
Plans call for the PVC-fabric-covered facility to measure 320 feet in length, 140 feet in width, and rise just over 50 feet at its highest point. The fabric will be pulled over steel tubular dome-shaped trusses, and the court base will be asphalt coated with an acrylic polymer surface commonly used in tennis facilities. The courts will be illuminated with LED uplighting, and ceiling fans and large doors on either end will allow for ample ventilation on hot days. The building will not be heated.
The structure will feature technology that makes it energy efficient, including translucent fabric that won't require additional lighting during daylight hours. It will also be thermally efficient, maintaining a temperature up to 20 degrees warmer than outside in winter and 20 degrees cooler than outside in summer. In addition to tennis, the facility also will house a training area for George Fox track and field athletes.
The Austin Sports Complex, located at 1953 N. Center St., 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.
The project is the latest in a recent flurry of construction activity at the university, which opened a new residence hall in 2015 and constructed a new dining facility and bridge in 2016. Previously, a renovation of the school's track and field stadium resulted in the unveiling of Stoffer Family Stadium and the Duke Athletic Center in 2014, paving the way for the return of intercollegiate football that fall after a 46-year hiatus from the sport.