Facility Information

FACILITY INFORMATION

Below are the recreational/athletic facilities we help manage and make available to the University community. To reserve a space at any of the below facilities visit the reserve a facility page.

 

Baierl Student Recreation Center

The Baierl Student Recreation Center is Located on the Food Court Level of the Petersen Events Center

 

Located on the food court level of the Petersen Events Center, this 40,000 square foot space is the University's largest and most popular fitness facility. Available only to current Pitt students, the Rec Center features a large collection of cardio equipment, free weights and strength machines. The facility houses racquetball and squash courts, a group fitness/dance studio, multi-purpose room, and matted area for calisthenics and stretching.

 

There is also a wellness consultation lab, shower/changing rooms and day use lockers and locker rentals. The Department of Campus Recreation main office suite is located in this facility.

 

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION:
- Aerobic/Dance Room
- Multipurpose Room
- Racquetball & Squash Courts

 

Bellefield Hall

Bellefield Hall Gymnasium(1)

 

Constructed in 1924 and originally owned by the Y.M.H.A., Bellefield Hall is recognized as a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. This building was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s and is now used for various purposes such as music recitals, office space and recreational programming.

 

The Department of Campus Recreation manages several areas of Bellefield Hall including a small fitness center & weight room, four lane 25-yard lap pool, group exercise/dance studio, a small mat room, and locker rooms/changing areas with day use lockers & locker rentals. The facility also houses a newly renovated gymnasium open for recreational basketball, volleyball or other group activities.

 

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION
- Aerobic/Dance Room
- Gymnasium
- Mat Room

 

Bike Cave

Location

Posvar Hall Concourse

230 S. Bouquet St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Hours

Tuesday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost Sports Center

Cost Sports Center(1)

 

Named after former Pitt running back Charles L. Cost, the Cost Sports Center is an indoor athletic facility with an artificial turf surface that houses a regulation size football field. Formerly used by the University of Pittsburgh Football Team, this facility is now shared by Varsity Athletics, Campus Recreation and the Department of Health and Physical Activity.

 

The Cost Center is used year round by Campus Recreation to run intramural sports leagues, as well as schedule practices and games for recreational and competitive club sports teams.

 

Use of this facility is by reservation only.

Fitzgerald Field House

Fitzgerald Field House(3)

 

Constructed in 1951, this multi-purpose athletic facility was dedicated to Rufus Fitzgerald, past chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh. The Field House is primarily used by several Varsity Athletics sports teams for training and competitions, but is shared with the Department of Campus Recreation for intramurals and club sports programming.

 

Facilities within the Field House used by Campus Recreation include a 200 meter indoor running track, 3 hardwood volleyball courts, 6 North American squash courts and a balcony area with multipurpose flooring lined for badminton.

 

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION:
- Balcony
- Squash Courts
- Volleyball Courts

Outdoor Courts

Outdoor Basketball Courts at the University of Pittsburgh

 

Constructed in 2010, the Outdoor Courts are used for basketball, volleyball and general recreation. The courts feature four permanently fixed basketball hoops and four portable volleyball net uprights. The flat, paved surface is lined, allowing for two full-court basketball or volleyball games to take place. Other activities such as skateboarding, roller hockey and bike polo are permitted.

 

This space is available for open recreation and by reservation.

Pitt Sports Dome

sports dome and turf fields at the University of Pittsburgh

 

Completed in the Spring of 2017, the Pitt Sports Dome is the newest edition to Campus Recreation's growing number of athletic & recreational facilities. Located on the back end of upper campus, the complex features a state-of-the-art air supported structure that houses a full size football/soccer/lacrosse field, as well as three outdoor playing fields. The facility is primarily used for student activities such as intramural sports leagues, open recreation and student-run club sports teams.

 

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION:
- Outdoor Turf Fields
- Indoor Turf Fields

View the Pitt Sports Dome Field Reservations Map

Trees Hall

Trees Hall Climbing Wall(2)

 

Constructed in 1962 and named after University of Pittsburgh alumnus and benefactor Joseph C. Trees, this multi-purpose facility is a popular spot for exercise and recreational activity among students, faculty and staff. In addition to the Department of Campus Recreation, Trees Hall is utilized by the Department of Health and Physical Activity and Varsity Athletics.

 

The facilities in Trees Hall managed by Campus Recreation include three full-sized basketball courts, a multipurpose room with matted flooring, an indoor climbing wall with an enclosed golf driving area and putting green, nine racquetball courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, locker rooms and a fitness center complete with cardio equipment, free weights and strength machines. Locker rentals and towel service are available at this facility.

 

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION
- Multipurpose Room
- Racquetball Courts

Trees Pool

Trees Pool(3)

 

Dedicated in 1962 to Joseph C. Trees, this facility serves as the main aquatics site for Campus Recreation, Varsity Athletics and the Department of Health and Physical Activity.

 

The facility consists of two adjoining pools. The large pool is Olympic-size (50 meters by 25 yards), equipped with spring boards and a 10 meter platform, and serves as the primary pool for recreational swimming, team practices and competitions. The small pool consists of six 25-yard lanes and is used to supplement additional programming such as water aerobics and swim lessons.

WPU Fitness Center

William Pitt Union Fitness Center(2)

 

Originally opening as a Hotel in 1898, the William Pitt Union has been transformed into the center of student involvement at Pitt.

 

The Fitness Center, located on the 3rd floor consists almost entirely of cardio equipment, it also contains an aerobic/dance room and studio cycling room used for calisthenics and group exercise classes.

24 Hour Residence Hall Centers

Located in every on-campus residence hall, the 24-Hour Fitness Centers provide students the opportunity to get a quick workout in, at any time of the day or night, without having to leave their residence. Each fitness center contains a small selection of cardio equipment, and is only accessible to the students living in that residence hall.