Indoor basketball court at Bates College

Bates College

Bates College

Bates can comfortably park about 650 cars and has the ability to accommodate guests in dormitories during the summer months.

Leahey Baseball Diamond seats almost 300 people, softball facilities are located at the Lafayette Street Field.

The Campus Avenue Field’s AstroTurf 12 surface and lights can host field hockey and lacrosse. While Garcelon Field seats 2,000 and is lined for football, men’s and women’s lacrosse and soccer. An additional soccer and lacrosse field and a softball field are located at the Russell Street Fields. Russell Street Fields is also home to the outdoor track facility with the same Mondo X surface as the indoor track.

Bates is also home to one of the few crew facilities in the state at the Bates Boathouse and squash at the Bates Squash Center.

Bates’ ice hockey facilities are housed at Underhill Arena while basketball and volleyball are played at the Alumni Gymnasium. The 8-lane, 25-yard Tarbell Pool has hosted several state events over the years.

Merrill Gymnasium has four indoor tennis courts and is attached to the Walter Slovenski Indoor Track. The track utilizes a Super Mondo X surface on the 6-lane track and state-of-the-art throwing circle.

Venue Details



Number of Fields/Courts



Indoor & Outdoor



Distance from Nearest Airport

37 miles (from PWM)