Athletic Facilities

The JAMES C. BECKNELL, SR., PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUILDING was completed in 1970 and underwent a partial renovation in the summer of 2001. It contains a gymnasium with seating for 1,600, a fitness center featuring weights and aerobic equipment, a smaller gymnasium, classroom, training room, coaches offices, and public lockers.

The DENNIS AND EVA GILLAM ATHLETIC COMPLEX includes the following facilities located on the eastern border of campus:

  • FRED WANN FIELD, Lyon’s baseball park, was completed in 1997. Adjacent to it is the Kirk Kelley Baseball Complex, a 7,200-square-foot facility with a 60x80-foot workout area, coaches’ offices, and locker room. The facility was completed in 2004 and is named in honor of former head baseball coach Kirk Kelley.

  • The HATCHER WRESTLING CENTER was completed in 2014 thanks to a very generous gift by Mr. Greg Hatcher of Little Rock, Arkansas. The 7,800-square-foot Center includes a workout area, locker rooms, and offices.

  • A FOOTBALL TRAINING FACILITY was completed in 2016. The 22,000-square-foot facility includes a workout area, training room, weight room, locker room, conference space, and offices. A practice field was completed in 2014.

The MARSHAL HUSER SOCCER FIELD to the south of the Becknell Physical Education Building features a regulation soccer field.

The LYON TENNIS COMPLEX to the east of the Becknell Education Building features six competition courts with Flintkote surfaces.

The HOWARD AND MARY HOUSE SOFTBALL FIELD, Lyon’s softball park, was completed in spring 2009 and is located south of Huser Soccer Field.