Capital Center Field House – Capital University
2199 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Located on the campus of Capital University, The Capital Center is a 126,000-square-foot recreational and athletic complex. Opened in 2001, the Capital Center houses a 51,000-square-foot multipurpose forum as well as the 2,100-seat Capital Center Gymnasium Arena. The Capital Center is also home to the university’s fitness center and houses academic classrooms and offices.
The multipurpose forum is home the NCAA regulation indoor track, which has an infield that can be used for basketball, volleyball and tennis. Nets suspended from the ceiling can partition the area into various configurations suitable for a variety of events. There are also hitting cages for baseball, softball and golf.
The fitness center includes 1,200 square feet of cardiovascular filled with treadmills and Stairmasters. The remaining 3,800 square feet of the fitness center is a weight training room with equipment from Hammer Strength?
The Capital Center fulfills its vision to be an integrative facility encompassing health and wellness activities, academic programs, intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, social activities and community partnerships. Its versatility makes it an ideal event host facility.
- 1/8 mile indoor track (6 lanes wide)
- Multi-sport batting cages
- 5,000 square-foot fitness center
- 4 multipurpose courts (high school dimensions)
- Multipurpose dance studio
- 2 indoor track sand pits
- Throwing circle (track)
Additional uses of building: Fitness center, weight room, offices, classrooms
The Capital Center holds home events for all Capital sports teams. The Capital Classic men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and the Capital Challenge indoor track meets are also held at the Capital Center.
Major events held at the Capital Center Field House include:
- 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships
- Capital University graduation ceremonies (held annually)
- McCain/Palin Presidential Candidate Rally – 2008
The multipurpose forum holds Capital’s NCAA regulation indoor track. The infield can be configured for basketball, volleyball or tennis.
The Capital Center also houses a fitness center and weight room, as well as hitting cages for baseball, softball and golf.
- Concession stand
- 9 locker rooms
- Crow’s nest balcony