The Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center, a 77,800-square-foot facility, more than doubles the previous athletic space of the Enyart-Alumni Field House. The completely renovated Warden Performance Arena (pictured below) consists of 21,000 square feet of space and serves as the centerpiece for the sports center and the "home court" for Rollins sports, recreation and all-campus events. The facility also includes the McKean Gymnasium for intramurals and recreation play (as well as banquets and concerts), athletic office suite, locker rooms, Daryl's Fitness Center, two classrooms, and a Hall of Fame hospitality area.
The center is named for the Rollins parent, Harold Alfond, and his son, Ted, who provided a $3-million challenge grant to the College in 1996 to launch the project. Harold Alfond served as a trustee of the College from 1977 until 1983, and in 1967 established the Alfond Athletic Scholarship, which is awarded each year to an outstanding freshman athlete/scholar. He has contributed generously toward construction of the College's swimming pool, baseball stadium and boat house, all of which bear his name. Both members of the Rollins Board of Trustees, Ted Alfond and his wife, Barbara, 1968 graduates, established a $1 million endowed faculty chair in English in 1994.
Additional support for the construction came from alumni, corporations and friends of the College, including the Bert W. Martin Foundation and the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation. Construction began on the the center in August 1999 and the facility opened in December 2000. A formal dedication of the center was held on February 23, 2001.
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