Focus on Point Loma University’s Athletic Facilities

The University’s athletic facilities have often been called the most beautiful in America. The facilities include six tennis courts, soccer field, baseball field and gymnasium. The gymnasium can be used for a variety of functions including volleyball and basketball or as meeting space for groups of up to 2,500.

Nestled on the seaside cliffs of Point Loma, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, no other collegiate baseball park can match the picturesque views and comfortable setting of Carroll B. Land Stadium on the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University. Coaches, players and fans marvel at the beautiful park and the magnificent surroundings. The immaculate green grass of the playing field is outlined by the blue sky and sea. Its cozy dimensions offset by the prevailing winds blowing in off the ocean. In 1993, Kevin Kernan of the San Diego Union-Tribune was on the Point Loma campus covering the NAIA Volleyball tournament. Walking beyond the gym, he was amazed upon viewing the university’s spectacular baseball field. Charmed by the baseball facility, Kernan wrote an article that appeared in both the local Union-Tribune and the national Baseball America magazine. The title of the article, “America’s Most Scenic Ballpark.” The nickname has stuck ever since.

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Most recently the soccer and track & field facility has gone under a $250,000 transformation in order to provide the men’s and women’s soccer programs the best possible playing surface.  New irrigation, drainage, and a completely new grass surface have made the soccer field into one of the premier soccer facilities in Southern California.  In combination with the location and athletic facilities, this makes Point Loma soccer facility an absolute must see.
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Golden Gymnasium is the host building for the women’s volleyball team and the basketball squads, it was built in 1962 by the Golden Construction Company. With seating for 1,750, Golden Gym can handle the traditionally large crowds of Homecoming basketball and has hosted multiple NAIA National Volleyball Championships. Its unique configuration allowed for the set-up of three regulation volleyball courts, which the NAIA utilized during the national tournament (1992,1993,1995,1996, 2002, 2003) when three matches are played at once, from early in the morning until late at night. The San Diego Chargers, US Olympic Decathletes, and US men’s and Women’s Olympic volleyball teams are among others who have used Golden Gym. Various commercials and television promos have also been shot in the building. Golden Gym also houses several offices and the weight room, located on the ground floor behind the east bleachers.

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The athletic training clinic is a first-class athletic facilities which services all 11 of Point Loma’s varsity sports as well as our summer camps.  The Athletic Training Clinic provides the highest level of service to the student-athletes at Point Loma Nazarene University and to the campers who visit in the summer. This includes the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries as well as helping to direct the nutritional, physiological, and psychological needs of the student-athlete. The care that the Athletic Training Staff provides is delivered with objectivity and a conscientious blend of concern for the healing of the athlete’s body, mind and spirit.

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