Hood College Athletic Center

Hood College dedicated the state-of-the-art Hood Athletic Center on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.

The Hood Athletic Center is the second phase of the College’s plan to upgrade its athletic facilities. The first phase was completed in Fall 2009 with the installation of the new turf field for Hood’s soccer, field hockey and lacrosse teams.

Click here for photos and details about the dedication ceremony on Nov. 4, 2011.

Click here for photo galleries of the construction process from February - October 2011.

Click here for a photo gallery of the groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 28, 2011.

This new facility, which houses the College’s intercollegiate, recreational and intramural activities, is located adjacent to the turf field, between the east endzone and Frederick Memorial Hospital, and will be the home for Hood's men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams.

Among the amenities included in this facility are:

  • NCAA regulation-sized court for basketball and volleyball contests
  • Seating capacity of 1600
  • Two-level fitness center and cardio room
  • Offices for athletic department staff
  • Athletic Hall of Fame recognition display 
  • Full-service athletic training room
  • Four locker rooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Concession area
  • Approximately 60 additional parking spaces

A local design-build firm was chosen to design and construct the athletic facility. Warner Construction was selected by the college’s planning committee, co-chaired by Hood President Ronald J. Volpe; Charles Mann, vice president for finance and treasurer; and Gib Romaine, director of athletics.

"Hood College is delighted to partner with Warner Construction in designing the new gymnasium and fitness center," said Volpe. "This facility, when completed, will become a signature building not only on the Hood campus but for the entire city of Frederick. It’s so fitting that a local firm play a major role in this project."

Warner Construction is a division of R.W. Warner Inc., and has been operating as a licensed general contractor/construction manager since 1993. However, R.W. Warner, which was incorporated in 1966, has been based in Frederick since 1937. 

Since 1993, Warner Construction has steadily achieved success and growth and boasts a reputation for delivering projects consistently on or ahead of schedule, within budget and at a very high level of quality. The firm has completed more than 130 local projects and has received more than 20 first place awards from the local ABC chapter over the past eight years.

The staff at Warner Construction is a culmination of highly skilled professionals who have previously been employed by some of the leading ENR firms in the Baltimore/Washington D.C./Northern Virginia metropolitan areas.

Zavos Architecture and Warner Construction have teamed up to work on this design-build project. Zavos, which is also headquartered in Frederick, designed the facility.