CMS Football Embarks on First NCAA Road Trip in Program History
The team buses came to pick up the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team this morning in front of Roberts Pavilion. The procedure was the same as any other road trip, the bags of equipment and athletic training supplies loaded underneath, the players filing in early and finding their seats, the coaches the last to board before the doors closing and the buses pulling out (right on time, of course). Read More
Roberts Pavilion ….. Home of the Stags and Athenas
The Finest in Division III Athletics
Named in honor of CMC trustee and alumnus George R. Roberts 66 P93, the Roberts Pavilion will be the spectacular new fitness and events center for Claremont McKenna College and the athletic center for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps intercollegiate, intramural, and physical education programs.
Designed by award-winning Los Angeles-based JFAK Architects, the Roberts Pavilion will replace the 55,000-square-foot Ducey Gymnasium with a 120,000-square-foot, three-level facility.
At more than double the size of Ducey, the Roberts Pavilion will support the Colleges co-educational program of 21 varsity sports (including an arena for basketball and volleyball that satisfies NCAA regulations) and its leadership in Division III of SCIAC. The building will also house the Department of Physical Education and Athletics.
“CMC is a place that continues to grow and excel, and it is a privilege to support its terrific momentum,” Roberts says. “We have a great community here. Our student-athletes have the right attitude for both work and play. They deserve a fitness and athletic facility that mirrors the quality of their educational and residential experiences. I am honored that the CMC Board of Trustees has chosen to recognize my unrestricted gift by naming The Roberts Pavilion.”
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Director of Athletics Michael Sutton believes that the new facility will benefit the entire campus and help the department move forward as it strives to be one of the top NCAA Division III athletic programs in the country.
“George Roberts phenomenal generosity has provided our college the opportunity to develop a state-of-the-art athletic and recreational facility that will transform the student and student-athlete experience at CMC and for the Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps athletic program,” says Sutton.
“As we strive to be one of the top NCAA Division III athletic programs we will have the opportunity to develop a facility that will showcase our athletic programs while benefitting our entire campus community. This has been a long time coming and we are so thankful to Mr. Roberts for his support of an important piece of the CMC mission.”
The Roberts Pavilion will include areas for campus gatherings, a fitness center, recreational gym, weight room and locker rooms. The main arena can be reconfigured as an event center with a seating capacity of about 2,000. This will provide the College with a generous venue for hosting important community events featuring world-renowned speakers.
The Pavilions distinctive architectural design – which emphasizes open, light-filled spaces – will include sustainable design elements, such as storm water filtration and a solar hot water system, in order to achieve a LEED Platinum rating.
Fritz Burns Stadium/ Zinda Field
Where CMS Football, CMS LAX and CMS T&F Field compete.
Biszantz Family Practice Center
Home to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Football Practice Field and Tennis Teams
Athletic Facilities Aerial Tour