Lobby, Colby Athletic Complex
The new complex will feature a multi-level fitness center and an interior atrium to permit natural light throughout the complex.
Indoor Competition Center
The 200-meter track in the indoor competition center.
Hub of Competition
New fields for competition and practice will create a hub on the northeast side of campus, adjacent to the new baseball/softball complex.
In addition to basketball courts, the complex will also have new spaces for athletic trainers, coaching, and team gatherings.
The aquatic center will feature an Olympic-sized pool and New England's only Myrtha pool, the type used in Olympic competition.
Commitment to excellence
Colby has a long tradition of athletic excellence, dating back to the 1950s and 60s when the Harold Alfond Athletic Center—then best in its class—was built. Colby’s new athletic complex, slated to open in 2020, will return our facilities to national preeminence, while also serving as a resource for the campus and the community. It is one of many investments that is setting Colby apart as a leading liberal arts college.
For generations, Colby has been a partner and steward of community athletics in greater Waterville and around Maine. The new complex will allow Colby to invite even more teams and competitions to campus, from nearby and across New England, just as the new lighted turf baseball and softball complex has done. This activity should have a strong economic benefit for central Maine, estimated at $1 million annually.
Active, healthy lifestyles
With more than 80 percent of Colby students participating in organized athletics, and even more using the existing center for exercise and personal training, the new complex signals the College’s dedication to active, healthy lifestyles for all of its students and guarantees a winning experience for both competition and lifetime fitness.