The Mitchell Center
Named in honor of alumnus and standout athlete Louis A. Mitchell '57, Denison's Mitchell Center is the new centerpiece of Denison Big Red athletics. The expansive Mitchell Center houses Livingston Gymnasium, Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, the Mitchell Indoor Track, the new Trumbull Aquatics Center, and is the site of a future bi-level fitness center. The late Lou Mitchell was the lead donor for both the original Michell Center track construction and the current facility renovation and expansion.
A major feature of the new $38.5 million construction, is the recently opened Trumbull Aquatics Center.
The facility, features a 50-meter long, 25-yard wide competition course; a large diving well with four springboards; and spectator seating for more than 1,000. The facility is four-times larger than the college's former natatorium, Mike Gregory Pool. The new aquatics center is named for Scott Trumbull '70, the pool's lead donor and one of Denison's first NCAA Postgraduate Scholars as a Big Red football standout. Also included in the new construction are a new large office suite for the college's coaching staff and a new athletic training suite as well as a new sweeping entry and lobby featuring a magnificent Varsity D Association Hall of Fame display and "The Red Zone," a large-scale interactive video experience.
The Trumbull Aquatics Center sits adjacent to the 81,000 square-foot Mitchell Indoor Track, which was built in 1994. The track area houses an Olympic-sized 200-meter Mondo surgace track and four indoor tennis courts, as well as two regulation international squash courts.
Down the hall from the aquatics center and the indoor track, is the home of Denison basketball and volleyball, Livingston Gymnasium. The facility, which opened in 1949 and seats 1,800, underwent a major renovation in 2005 highlighted by new bleachers and chair-back seating. The facility is named for alumnus and longtime athletic director, Walter J. Livingston a 1905 Denison graduate.
Next to Livingston Gymnasium is Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, or the "rec gym" as it is known by most Denisonians. The field house features three hardwood basketball and volleyball courts, a jogging track and an alternate indoor practice venue for Denison's outdoor sports.