Imagine attending a college where sports and fitness are a big part of campus life. Then the state-of-the-art William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center at Sacred Heart University is the answer to your dreams. This facility provides a safe and comfortable environment for you to meet new people, get in shape, and have fun.
The $17.5 million Pitt Center, which opened in August 1997, serves as the home court for both our men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs, as well as our wrestling program. The three-level, 141,000 square-foot complex features a four-court layout and seats over 2,000 people for basketball.
The lower level of the Pitt Center received a major facelift in the summer of 2007. The 5,000-plus square-foot weight room now reflects a top level Division I weight room with the addition of state of the art weight training equipment, new Mondo rubberized flooring, lighting and a paint job that truly reflects the spirit of Pioneer Athletics. Other changes made were office renovations for men’s & women’s basketball and football, added locker room space and a total refurbishing of the aerobics room wood floor. The lower level also houses locker rooms for our athletic teams and members, the Pioneer Wrestling Room, Equipment Room and athletic training offices.
The main level of the center houses the Athletic Communications suite and a four court field house with indoor track and retractable batting cage. A floating wood floor is used for basketball and volleyball competitions. 4,500 square feet of clinical space is dedicated to the Sacred Heart University Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Contained in this space are examination rooms, faculty offices, and therapy labs as well as a physical therapy clinic.
The upper level of the Pitt Center contains the Department of Athletics suite of offices, the Athletic Academic suite and the Board Room, which serves as a meeting room for the University’s Board of Trustees and for other on-campus groups. During the past three years, the Pitt Center has hosted numerous events, including the 1998 U.S. Open professional bowling championships, and summer basketball camps led by such NBA stars as Vin Baker, Allan Houston, Charles Smith and Charlie Ward.
The Pitt Center is open at convenient times to fit your schedule and is easily accessible for most area residents. For more information and to find out how you can become a member, call Operations Manager Bonnie Signore at (203) 396-8130.