Summer Gym Hours
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day): OPEN
July 4: CLOSED
Expanded Hours (beginning August 26)
Monday, August 26 - Wednesday, August 28: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Academic Year Hours (beginning August 29)
6 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Barnes Physical Education Center
Barnes Physical Education Center was built in 1972 and houses a gymnasium used for varsity and JV basketball and volleyball, as well as the athletics department and several workout rooms.
The top two floors are comprised of coaching and physical education department offices, classrooms, and an indoor corridor linking Barnes with Ashe Activity Center.
The gymnasium is on the main level and seats 2,000. The lower level of the building contains a climbing wall, an aerobics room, and a weight room. Barnes is named in honor of Covenant's second president, Dr. Marion D. Barnes.
Ashe Activity Center
Ashe Activity Center is a state-of-the-art fitness center for use by varsity athletes and non-athletes alike. Ashe houses a cardio-fitness room, three basketball courts, an indoor track, locker rooms, and a training room. As the vast majority of Covenant students participate in intramural sports, the courts in Ashe are used heavily for intramural competition.
The cardio fitness room contains state-of-the-art equipment
manufactured by Cybex© and Precor©, including treadmills,
recumbent bicycles, vertical bicycles, stairsteppers, and
individual machines for specialized muscle groups.
Scotland Yard has been the home field for the Scots and Lady Scots soccer teams since the late 1980’s. The field, located in the southern part of the campus, just past Ashe Activity Center, is of maximum regulation dimensions (118 yards by 70 yards). Scotland Yard boasts cement bleachers and a retaining wall which provides fan seating along with a new entrance and awnings.
Across from the north-side bleachers, which seat 500 fans, are
the team and press areas on the south side of the field. Both teams
sit in covered dugouts. During the summer of 2008, the field was
completely overhauled by installing a drainage system and sprinkler
system. Also a crowning of the field was performed and a sand base
was put in place for better drainage.
Shadowlands is the training field for the Scots and Lady Scots soccer teams since the early 1990’s. It also serves at the home field for our men’s and women’s JV soccer programs. At Shadowlands there is one full field (118 yards by 70 yards) with an adjacent field (60 by 40) as well bleachers for 150 people. This field is laid with all Bermuda and it also has lights, which allow our teams to both practice and have games into the evening hours.
Covenant College has just finished building one of the most
beautiful baseball facilities in the southeast. The ballpark is
located on the south end of campus and features spacious dugouts,
oversized bullpens and roomy dimensions (LF/RF-325', CF-400'). With
the mountain top view and the beautiful surroundings it's an ideal
place to spend an afternoon watching Covenant baseball.
In addition to the new baseball field, Covenant College has
recently finished construction on a new softball field. This field
provides a new home for the Lady Scots and completes Covenant's
ballpark complex as it stands right beside the baseball field.
This field was constructed in 2006 and serves the Covenant
community as a place for intramural competition. It is composed of
all Bermuda grass on a playing surface of 60 yards by 40 yards.
Covenant currently has 3 tennis courts found next to Ashe Activity Center. This is where our tennis team practices as they play their home matches at various locations in the city of Chattanooga.