The Webster Center was built in the fall of 1989 and houses the majority of Babson's indoor athletic and recreational facilities, including Staake Gymnasium, Morse Pool, the PepsiCo Pavilion, and an indoor track. The facility is open 94+ hours per week during the academic year and is available to Babson/Olin students and employees.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
The Webster Center is located near the northwest corner of the Babson campus. From the main entrance, follow College Drive to the second stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and bear left toward the Webster Center when the road splits. Visitor and student parking is available on the garage roof on your right. More visitor parking is available beyond the new recreation center on your left. The Webster Center is located beyond the left parking lot and adjacent to the new recreation center.
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WEBSTER CENTER FACILITIES
Staake Gymnasium is home of the Babson basketball and women's volleyball teams. Named after Babson Athletics Hall of Fame member and former Athletics Director Paul C. Staake, this beautiful facility features two full basketball courts, six hoops, and bleacher seating for 650 people.
The PepsiCo Pavilion features 15,000 square feet of playing space, which can be divided in half by a nylon curtain. The area also features four basketball hoops, a retractable batting cage, and inserts for tennis nets. PepsiCo serves as an indoor practice facility for Babson's varsity teams, as well as an playing area for numerous intramural and recreational activities. Recreational tennis is permitted Monday-Friday from 6:00am-12:00pm.
Morse Swimming Center
The Morse Swimming Center is home to the Babson men's and women's swimming and diving teams. The facility features a six-lane, 25-yard pool, both one-meter and three-meter diving boards, bleacher seating for 150 spectators, and an electronic LED scoreboard. In addition to varsity and high school swim meets and practices, general use of Morse is available to Babson community members and the Webster Center Membership group. Free swim hours are available below and are subject to change.
Lunder Performance Center
The Lunder Fitness Center is a 4,000 square-foot facility filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Iron Grip urethane dumbbells and a Precor stretch machine are complemented by an Ecore/turf flooring system. All new for Fall 2017: seven full racks by Sorinex, updated mirror design, updated music system. Cardiovascular machines are located on the track mezzanine area that overlooks Staake Gymnasium. Cardio Theater, ceiling fans, a heavy bag, and secondary strength equipment complete the track mezzanine area.
Chandor Dance Studio
The Chandor Dance Studio features full-length mirrors and dance bars, giving Babson an opportunity to offer classes in exercise, dance and martial arts classes during the academic year. Exercise classes are offered at no charge & advance sign-up is not required. An empty space may be used by students, faculty and staff on a first-come/first-serve basis.
This six-lane, 200 meter track (8 laps/mile) is located on the second floor of the Webster Center, surrounding Staake Gymnasium. Use of this area is restricted to runners and walkers. Walkers are requested to use exterior lanes. Group use must be reserved in advance and will be posted.
The Webster Center features three squash courts and one racquetball court, which are available upon sign-up for one-hour sessions on a first-come/first-serve basis.