Completed in November 2011, local firms Warner Construction and Zavos Architecture + Design teamed up to construct the 41,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art multipurpose Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center, which includes the 1,600-seat BB&T Arena (with space for 500 additional floor-level seats), an observation deck, a two-level fitness center and cardio room, an athletic training room, locker rooms, an athletic hall of fame recognition display, a concession area, a hospitality and meeting room and office spaces. Click here for photo galleries of athletic center construction.
Originally named the Hood Athletic Center, the name was changed on March 27, 2015 to honor retiring president Dr. Ronald J. Volpe.
About the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center
- Opened: 2011
- Home to: BB&T Arena, Hodson Fitness Center, M/W Basketball, Volleyball, Main Athletic Offices
- GPS Address: 601 Blazer Trail, Frederick, MD 21701
- Directions: From Rte. 15 North/South exit at #15 7th Street. Make a left onto 7th Street and follow for 0.3 miles. Turn right on Magnolia Avenue and proceed to the entrance to campus on your left. Bear left onto Blazer Trail Drive and the facility will be on your left. Parking is available behind the Hood Athletic Center or at any of the marked parking lots as noted on the campus map.