Facilites


 
  Hermann Student Center  
 

The Hermann Athletic Center offers one of the best home court advantages in the USA South Conference. With fans and fellow students just feet from the court, the 600-person gymnasium provides an intimate and exciting atmosphere for the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Built in 1963, the Hermann Center is a staple on the downtown Raleigh campus and reflects the tradition and commitment to progress at WPU. The gymnasium has undergone renovations twice in the past decade, with the last upgrade improving men and women’s locker rooms in the summer of 2012. The facility also features a newly redesigned floor and dynamic center court logo.

In addition to basketball and volleyball facilities, the Hermann Center also houses an auxiliary gym, intramural space, fitness and weight room facilities, and the athletic training room.

 
     
 
  The Ragland Tennis Courts  
 

William Peace University tennis has long been one of the premiere amateur programs in the state and the Ragland Tennis Courts are a big part of that tradition. Serving as the home to Pacer tennis for more than 40 years, the Ragland Courts have seen the Pacers take down ACC squads and win six NJCAA Region X championships.

The Ragland Tennis facility is located on the Halifax Street side of campus by the Herman Athletic Center and features six courts, three of which are lighted.  The Ragland family funded its construction in 1966, which is when the three all-weather tennis courts were built. Two additional lighted courts were added in 1973 and a third was built in 1977, which was also funded by the Ragland family.

In 2004, the Ragland family sponsored the renewal of the Ragland Courts with resurfacing, new windscreens, fencing and landscaping.

 
     


 
  The Wachovia Athletic Field  
 

The Wachovia Athletic Field is the athletic centerpiece on the William Peace University campus. Located just steps away from on-campus dorms, the Wachovia Athletic Field has offered a fan-friendly environment for the Pacer softball team since 2000.

The facility includes a field house with locker rooms, enclosed dugouts, scorer’s booth, restrooms, an equipment room and coach's office. It was constructed in part using funds raised by Wachovia Bank.

The field dimensions are friendly to right-hand hitters with a short left field (190 feet) but deep 215 feet to center field. The 12-foot-tall right field wall is the signature feature of the field as our own Green Monster running down the sideline.

A state of the art sprinkler system also feeds the Bermuda grass outfield with the batting cage and bullpen located beyond center field.

 
     
 
  WakeMed Soccer Park  
 

Location: 201 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, North Carolina 27511

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The WakeMed Soccer Park offers pro caliber facilities for William Peace University soccer and cross country programs. The 150-acre multi-use complex is located eight miles from campus and serves as the home of Carolina Rail Hawks soccer in addition to WPU sports.

WMSP has also hosted NCAA DI Final Fours, ACC Soccer Championship Tournaments and high-level prep soccer tournaments. The world-class cross country course encircles the park and provides a scenic backdrop for Pacer cross-country.

The facility currently hosts cross-country and women’s soccer, and will also serve as the home facility for the men’s soccer programs, which is starting in 2013.

 
     
   
  USA Baseball National Training Complex  
 

The best from William Peace University will soon begin training and playing alongside the best America has to offer. Starting in 2013, the WPU baseball team will start building its tradition at the USA Baseball National Training Complex located eight miles from campus in Cary, N.C.

The 220-acre facility is home to four MLB-size baseball fields standards, with beautiful landscaping and convenient amenities, including rest-room facilities, concessions, a training room, two permanent batting cages and a press box.

The signature field, Coleman Stadium, includes permanent seating for 1,754 with additional grass seating for approximately 1,800 spectators, bringing the total capacity to 3,500.

 
     
 
 

Fitness Room

 
 

Location: Hermann Athletic Center

 

William Peace University took its on-campus athletic facilities to the next level in 2012, now offering a state of the art cardio room and two weight rooms. The two weight rooms have a variety of training equipment for Pacer athletes and students, including free weights and nautilus machines.

The auxiliary gym, which is located in the Hermann Athletic Center, offers weight training, Intramurals (indoor door sports), basketball, and volleyball. The auxiliary gym also offers various activity classes, including Crossfit courses taught by WPU faculty. 

     
   
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