If you have questions about gym hours, please contact John Hirte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706.419.1503.
Regular Academic Year Hours
6 AM - 11:30 PM
8 AM - 10 PM
Friday, March 7: closing at 6 PM
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9: Closed
Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14: 3 PM - 6 PM
Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16: Closed
Monday, March 17: regular gym hours resume
Thursday, April 17: closing at 6 PM
Tuesday, April 22: opening at 6 AM
Summer Hours: Begining Monday, May 12
Monday - Friday
7 AM - 7 PM
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 roughly 1,000 spectators. 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.
Built in 1989, Scotland Yard is home to both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Covenant. 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, along with two newer sets of metal stands, and a retaining wall which provides fan seating along with a new entrance and awnings.
Across from the north-side bleachers, 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. Lights were installed for the first time before the 2010 season.
The inaugural match held at Scotland Yard pitted Covenant against Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) on September 2, 1989. Behind a goal from Jimmy Weekley, assisted by Brian Peeples, in the early minutes of the tilt the Scots came out with a 1-0 victory over the Metros. Covenant would finish the opening season at Scotland Yard with a 7-1-1 home record.
In 2012, Covenant ranked 15th in all of NCAA Division III in attendance averaging 437 fans per match, including a season-high 1300 for the Homecoming contest.
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.