Knight Arena & Stoddard Center
Affectionately called “The Barn,” Knight Arena was first used as a riding arena for the highly successful equestrian program at Southern Seminary and has a proud history as an equestrian center.
The Knight Arena was recently refurbished and dedicated as an athletics facility on Sept. 24, 2002. The arena features a seating capacity of 525, an NCAA regulation- size basketball floor and volleyball court, an indoor batting cage, four public restrooms, two visitor/official locker rooms, six team rooms, and office spaces for several coaches and athletics staff. Men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling compete in the Knight Arena.
Adjacent to Knight Arena is the Stoddard Center—an auxiliary gym and practice facility for basketball, spirit squad, volleyball, and wrestling— and the recently refurbished and dedicated ICON Fitness Center—a brand-new state-of-the-art 3,000 square-foot weight room and cardio room. An athletic training room and laundry facility are located adjacent to the ICON Fitness Center.
Stoddard Center: Wrestling & Auxiliary Gym
ICON Fitness Center: Weight Room & Cardio Room
The Fields at Southern Virginia University first opened in fall 2009 and consist of newly-constructed Knight Stadium & Tennis Complex, Harvey-Dryden Field, and a natural grass practice field. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Fields feature breathtaking panoramic views of the Maury River Valley.
The Fields: Outdoor Sports Complex
Newly constructed Knight Stadium features an artifical turf field, stadium seating for over 1,000 spectators, enclosed press box and coaches’ boxes, executive suite, three locker rooms, two official locker rooms, two public restrooms, training room, media room, and concessions. Knight Stadium is home to the men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams, field hockey, and football team. All teams practice on both the natural grass field and art turf field. Both fields are surrounded by lights and include home and visitor benches.
Knight Stadium: Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer
Home to the Southern Virginia University men’s and women’s tennis teams, the newly constructed Tennis Complex features six state-of-the-art tennis courts complete with benches and lighting, as well as a clubhouse featuring two locker rooms, two public restrooms, and an indoor practice and gathering area. The complex is located on a hill across from Harvey-Dryden Softball Field.
Tennis Complex: Tennis
Harvey-Dryden Field was dedicated in fall 2013 and is home to the Southern Virginia University softball team. Located adjacent to the natural grass practice field below Knight Stadium, the diamond is complete with a warning track, scoreboard, lights, hitting screens, dugouts, and a press box.
Harvey-Dryden Field: Softball
Vista Links Golf Course: Golf