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L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium

The L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium is a multipurpose athletic facility that has a combined floor space of approximately 250,000 square feet, more total area than eight football fields. It was formally dedicated in 1969.

The newly-renovated sublevels beneath the main grandstand hold one of the largest fencing rooms in the world, 11 international-sized squash courts with spectator galleries and a brand-new lounge area, six tennis courts and a baseball/softball practice area with a FieldTurf artificial surface.

The versatility of Jadwin Gym is pointed out by the variety of events that have been held there over the years. In addition to competition in both men and women’s basketball, tennis, fencing, squash, track and wrestling, Princeton has hosted professional basketball exhibitions the U.S. men’s and women’s collegiate squash championships, the women’s NCAA volleyball championships, the NCAA fencing championships, NCAA and EIWA wrestling championships and countless track meets.


Basketball

The Princeton basketball teams plays their home games in the 6,854-seat L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasim, the second-largest on-campus college basketball arena in New Jersey.

Formally dedicated in 1969, the arena features a floor that was refurbished in 2008 as well as new baskets in 2005.

Jadwin Gym’s top feature is that the students and band sit courtside opposite the team benches in the best seats in the building.

Jadwin Gym is also one of the great multipurpose athletic facilities in the United States, a building that has a combined floor space of approximately 250,000 square feet, or more total area than eight football fields.

The main entrance opens into a lobby and a spacious refreshment area, located under the reinforced concrete balcony of 3,500 permanent seats. Beyond the lobby extends the main gymnasium floor, with one exhibition basketball court adaptable to four practice courts.

Team Rooms for both men's and women's basketball teams are located on opposite ends of Jadwin Gym. They were recently renovated in 2008, and features meeting areas for film review, small kitchens and a quiet space for studying.

Fencing

The Stanley Sieja Fencing Room, one of the largest facilities of its kind, is housed within the sublevels beneath the main grandstand.

Squash

The L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium serves as the home for Princeton squash, boasting 10 international-sized courts with spectator galleries, including a 175-seat glass backed exhibition court.

Recently, Princeton was honored as the site for the 1998 World Junior Squash Championships, which marked the first time the event had been held in this country. A temporary glass-walled court was constructed on the main level of Jadwin Gym so that spectators could view the competition from all four sides.

Track & Field

Beyond the basketball courts is an indoor track, rebuilt in 2004. An eight-laps-per-mile track and a new straightaway for sprints in the track’s infield are both laid out on the tartan synthetic surface.

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/18/2006
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