Construction has begun on an expansion to the Athletics Complex. The Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center is slated to open in 2016 along with the Gary M. Sumers Fitness Center.

The project includes a complete 36,000-square-foot interior rejuvenation of historic Francis Gymnasium, site of the 1904 Olympics, as well as a 66,500-square-foot addition to the south side of Francis Gymnasium and an additional 20,000 square feet of improvements to the existing Athletics Complex.
More about the Athletics Complex Expansion project

The Athletics Complex

The WUSTL Athletic Complex

The Athletics Complex is located on N. Big Bend Blvd., between Forsyth Blvd. and Snow Way Dr. Drivers using GPS should use 330 N. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO to generally locate the Athletics Complex (Note: this is the physical address for the building, not the destination for spectator parking.) After turning on to Snow Way Dr., The Snow Way Parking Garage will be ahead on the right.
Map & Driving Directions

Front Desk: (314) 935-4619

The Athletics Complex consists of several facilities: the Field House, David R. Francis Field, David R. Francis Gymnasium, James Butler Bushyhead Track and the Tao Tennis Center.

The facilities are designed to accommodate a wide range of individual and group recreational and intramural activities, as well as to serve as a home for our intercollegiate teams. Our extensive operational schedule seeks to provide every member of the Washington University community with an opportunity to participate in a series of programs: instructional, free play, intramural, varsity and sports clubs.

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Equipment Checkout

Francis Field and Francis Gymnasium were used for the 1904 Olympics, the third Olympic games of the modern era and the first to be held in the Western Hemisphere. The Francis Gymnasium also currently houses the Department of Athletics.

The Field House was the site for presidential debates during the 1992, 2000, and 2004 presidential campaigns.

The Athletics Complex was also one of the venues for the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival.


Athletics Complex

Monday-Friday:     7 am - 7 pm

Saturday-Sunday:  Closed

Varsity Gym (Rec Gym)

The Varsity Gym is open to rec users whenever there is no varsity programming scheduled. 

Weight Room

The weight room is open during regular hours for the Athletics Complex. 

Millstone Pool

Monday - Friday : 
   11:30 am - 1 pm
   5 pm - 6:30 pm


Equipment Checkout Hours

Equipment checkout is available at the front desk during all operating hours.



Athletics Complex

Friday, May 20:  Closed

Monday, May 30:  Closed

Monday, July 4: Closed

Millstone Pool

Friday, May 20:  Closed

Monday, May 30:  Closed

Monday, July 4: Closed



The Tao Tennis Center, Francis Field and Bushyhead Track are open for recreational use during regular Athletics Complex hours of operation. These outdoor facilities are available from 7 a.m. until dusk or with the close of all activity areas, whichever is first each day. The facilities are not available when departmental programs are scheduled. Hours will be adjusted during University breaks.