Athletic & Recreation Facilities Management

Building Dedication Information
What does the building provide?
The Kelly Family Sports Center (turf building) was designed to provide more recreational opportunities for the Grand Valley student population. With the growth of GVSU came the growth of many programs needing athletic and recreation space. The Movement Science Department, Campus Recreation Department, Club Sport teams, ICA athletics, and general student recreation participation have all increased significantly. With the addition of the turf building comes more space opportunity for a variety of recreational use within the turf building as well as the Fieldhouse.
When did it open?
Fall 2008
What are the amenities of the building?
138,000 gross square feet    
6 lane 300 meter indoor track with 9 sprint lanes     
Long jump and triple jump lane and pits(GV Track & Field Only)    
Indoor pole vault, shot put, and high jump(GV Track & Field Only)
100 yard indoor synthetic turf field   
Multi-purpose rooms for various student activities  
Day use student locker/shower rooms        
Public restrooms  
Athletic Training room  
Concession area 
Bleacher seating for 800 spectators  
Field level bleacher seating for 260 student athletes    
LEED Gold Certified (Environmentally friendly)
Who can use this facility?
GVSU Students, Faculty/Staff, and members of the GVSU Recreation Center.
(Some amenities of the facility are for GV Athletic Teams ONLY)
What kind of activities take place?


*Movement Science                                                     

            Academic Classes                                                                                          
*Intercollegiate Athletics                                                         
            Men and Women Track and Field                             
            Men and Women Golf practice                                              
            Football practice                                                       
            Soccer practice                                                          
            Baseball and Softball practice
            Women's Lacrosse                                                                      
*Campus Recreation/Intramural                                                                
            Flag Football
*Sport Clubs 
            Men and Women Soccer
            Men and Women Rugby
            Men and Women Lacrosse
            Running Club
            Softball Club
            Baseball Club
            Quidditch Club
Where should I park?
The closest parking lot to the entrance is Lot F.
What are the open recreation hours?
Open recreation hours for the field turf and the track vary and are limited due to scheduled activities.  For up to date open recreation times please visit our website or call the front desk at 331-8940.
How do I schedule space?
You may request space on this website under Facility Rentals.
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact Athletic & Recreation Facilities Management at 616-331-8940 or visit

Page last modified September 17, 2014