Hood Basketball to Play Home Games at Fort Detrick's Odom Fitness Center

The Hood College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing all home contests for the 2010-11 season at the Capt. Jennifer J. Shafer Odom Fitness Center (1507 Porter St., Frederick, MD 21701) at Ft. Detrick. Click here for a map.

On behalf of the Hood College athletic department, we appreciate your cooperation as we enter into this new partnership with the Ft. Detrick community.

There is no charge for admission or parking. However, since this year’s contests will be held on a military installation, all fans, parents, coaches, student-athletes, administrators and other athletic department personnel must adhere to some important policies and procedures to ensure everyone’s safety while on Ft. Detrick’s property.

ID CHECK AND VEHICLE INSPECTION INFORMATION

• Please use the "non-decal lane" upon your arrival.

• Stop your vehicle at the first stop sign until motioned forward by one of the guards.

• You will be asked where you are going and why you are entering the post. Please mention that you are headed to the Odom Fitness Center for the Hood College basketball game.

• All passengers in each vehicle MUST possess appropriate identification. You must bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, passport or birth certificate. These are the ONLY acceptable forms of identification for entry onto the post – a school ID is NOT acceptable. Note: Any children under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult do not need to show identification.

• All vehicles must undergo a full inspection including the passenger area and trunk before access is granted onto the post. Please ensure that you remove any firearms or other weapons, including knives, illegal substances or hazardous materials from your vehicle.

• All passengers must exit the vehicle and all doors, including the trunk and glove compartment, must be opened. Once the vehicle inspection is complete, all IDs will be returned and the driver will receive a temporary parking pass to be displayed in the windshield. This process generally takes less than two minutes, but fans are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra time for this inspection.

DIRECTIONS TO THE ODOM FITNESS CENTER VIA THE OLD FARM GATE
(for use prior to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday)

• If you arrive for a weekday game prior to 6 p.m., all visiting teams and fans must enter Ft. Detrick through the Old Farm Gate, located approximately 1.5 miles from Hood’s campus.

• To get to the Odom Fitness Center from Hood’s campus, exit the campus through the main entrance and make a right onto Rosemont Avenue. Continue for 1.4 miles (Rosemont will turn into Yellow Springs Road). At the fourth traffic light, turn right on Old Farm Drive (You will see a Dunkin Donuts and a PNC Bank directly across from Old Farm Gate.) Use the "non-decal lane." Using GPS, Old Farm Gate is at the intersection of Old Farm Drive and Yellow Springs Road, Frederick, Md.

• To get to the Odom Fitness Center from 15 South, use the Rosemont Avenue Exit (No. 14) and at the light at the end of the exit ramp, make a left onto Rosemont Avenue. Continue for 1.4 miles (Rosemont will turn into Yellow Springs Road). At the fourth traffic light, turn right on Old Farm Drive (You will see a Dunkin Donuts and a PNC Bank directly across from Old Farm Gate.) Using GPS, Old Farm Gate is at the intersection of Old Farm Drive and Yellow Springs Road, Frederick, Md.

• To get to the Odom Fitness Center from 15 North, use the Rosemont Avenue Exit (No. 14) and at the light at the end of the exit ramp, make a right onto Rosemont Avenue. Continue for 1.4 miles (Rosemont will turn into Yellow Springs Road). At the fourth traffic light, turn right on Old Farm Drive (You will see a Dunkin Donuts and a PNC Bank directly across from Old Farm Gate.) Using GPS, Old Farm Gate is at the intersection of Old Farm Drive and Yellow Springs Road, Frederick, Md.

• After passing through the gate, turn right onto Doughten Drive and continue straight. At the third intersection, turn left at the stop sign on to Porter Street. Continue straight on Porter through the traffic light. The Odom Fitness Center is No. 1507, the second large building on your right after the traffic light, right next to the commissary. There should be plenty of parking either to the right of the building or behind the building. Guests should refrain from parking on any grassy areas; please use a marked parking spot for your vehicle.

• As soon as you enter the building, the gym floor is on your left.

DIRECTIONS TO THE ODOM FITNESS CENTER VIA THE VETERANS GATE
(for use after 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and for weekend games)

• For weekend contests or after 6 p.m. on weekdays, fans and visiting teams may use the Veterans Gate at the end of 7th Street, located less than one mile from Hood's campus.

• To get to the Odom Fitness Center from Hood’s campus, exit the campus via the Magnolia Avenue gate and proceed to Fairview Avenue. Make a right onto Fairview and proceed to the light at 7th Street. Turn left onto 7th Street and continue for about one mile to the 7th Street Ft. Detrick gate.

• To get to the Odom Fitness Center from 15 North/South, use the 7th Street Exit (No. 15) and at the light make a right onto 7th Street. Follow 7th Street for about one mile to the Ft. Detrick gate.

• After passing the vehicle inspection, proceed to the first traffic light at Porter Street and make a right at that light. The Odom Fitness Center is the second building on your right, No. 1507. There should be plenty of parking either to the right of the building or behind the building. Guests should refrain from parking on any grassy areas; please use a marked parking spot for your vehicle.

• As soon as you enter the building, the gym floor is on your left.

OTHER IMPORTANT REMINDERS

• Food and drink are permitted in the gym and concessions may be available for select games, but not all games.

• Driving while talking on a cell phone is prohibited at Ft. Detrick unless you use a hands-free device.

Please direct any questions to Adrienne Mullikin, Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications at Hood College, (301) 696-3978 or mullikin@hood.edu.

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