Whittier College Athletic Facilities

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Whittier College is located about 12 miles southeast of the City of Los Angeles, easily accessible from the 605 Freeway, which runs the north-south corridor between Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The campus is situated on the eastern edge of historic Uptown Whittier, on Painter Avenue, between Philadelphia Street and Earlham Drive.

Situated on 74 hillside acres, the campus houses 29 academic and administrative facilities, seven residence halls, a chapel, two 100+ seat auditoriums, an outdoor amphitheatre, an art gallery, a Cultural Center, and three Faculty Masters Houses.

The athletic complex is on the east end of campus off of Earlham and Canyon Drive is set against the east side of picturesque Worsham Canyon.

The Poets sponsor 21 varsity sports and have seven facilities to accommodate the programs. The Donald E. Graham Athletics Center is the epicenter of the department as it features the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts, the Lillian Slade Aquatics Center, Dave Jacobs, the Hall of Fame, the George Allen Fitness, locker rooms, classrooms and offices.

Memorial Stadium is used for football, track & field and men's and women's lacrosse while Memorial Field is home to the Poets' baseball team and Palmer Field is the setting for home softball events.

The men's and women's soccer teams play on the Graham Soccer Field located north of Memorial Stadium.




Donald E. Graham Athletics Center
Opened in 1979, the Donald E. Graham Athletics Center is the epicenter of the department as it houses classrooms, locker rooms, Dave Jacobs Court, the Hall of Fame, the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts, the Lillian Slade Aquatics Center and the George Allen Fitness Center.

     Charles and Marie Palmer Softball Field
   The softball complex is one of the newest facilities at Whittier College. It is the home venue for the Poets   
   softball team.
   Dave Jacobs Court
   The men's basketball team, women's basketball team and volleyball team play its home games on Dave
   Jacobs Court which seats 2,000.
     Donald E. Graham Soccer Field
   Often called "The Cage," the soccer complex is the home facility for the men's and women's soccer teams        and is also used as a practice facility for men's and women's lacrosse as well as throwing events during            home track meets.

   George Allen Fitness
   Named in honor of NFL Hall of Fame coach and former Poets frontman, the George Allen Fitness Center is
   the main training facility for all 21 of the varsity programs.

   Hall of Fame
   Located just inside the main entrance the Graham Athletics Center, the Hall of Fame holds the plaques of all
   the members of the Purple & Gold Hall of Fame. Notable members include George Allen, Don Coryell and
   Richard Nixon.
   Lillian Slade Aquatics Center
   The men's and women's swimming & diving teams as well as the men's and women's water polo teams use
   the aquatics center as its home venue. The pool is currently under construction.
     Memorial Field
   The baseball team plays its home games on Memorial Field which features a full inning scoreboard and
   dugouts that were redone in 2009.
     Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts
   The men's and women's tennis teams use the six lighted courts for all home matches as well as practices.
   The venue also played host to the 2010 women's tennis SCIAC tournament.
     Wallace "Chief" Newman Field at Memorial Stadium
   The football team, men's and women's lacrosse teams and the men's and women's track & field teams use
   Memorial Stadium for all its home games and meets. The 7,000 seat stadium is one of the largest for a
   Division III program on the West coast.