With plenty of room in the stands—the capacity is 2,100—Reitz Arena comes alive when the Hounds take the court for basketball and volleyball games. Opened in 1984, the arena was named for Emil G. "Lefty" Reitz, who was a longtime athletic director and coach of the basketball and baseball teams. Reitz also serves as an auditorium, concert venue, and liturgical space, hosting a variety of events from bands and alumni gatherings to New Student Convocation and Baccalaureate Mass.
Rev. Harold Ridley, S.J., Intercollegiate Athletic Complex
The Ridley Athletic Complex, which celebrated its grand opening in 2010, is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of I-83 and Cold Spring Lane, a quick drive—or shuttle ride—from the Evergreen campus. The Complex features a 6,000-seat grandstand, a Sportexe Momentum synthetic turf field for lacrosse and soccer games, two practice fields, multimedia team meeting rooms, a weight-training suite, a first aid suite, coaching staff offices, a press box, presidential and VIP spectator boxes, locker rooms, and food, beverage, and merchandise booths.
Fitness & Aquatic Center
The Fitness & Aquatic Center’s 115,000 square feet of recreational space includes a two-court gymnasium, an indoor rock climbing wall, an elevated walking/jogging track, studios for exercise classes, an outdoor adventure center, racquetball and squash courts, a flexibility and core strength area, and a multi-activity court for indoor soccer, volleyball, and inline sports. The building also houses a 6,000-square-foot fitness center with treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers, stair climbers, free weights, a selectorized weight circuit, and a stretching area.
With an eight-lane, 25-yard swim course, a diving well, on-deck sauna, hot tub, and a 500-seat spectator area, the Mangione Aquatic Center serves as home to Loyola's swimming and diving team. Among those who have swum in the pool are Olympian Michael Phelps and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.
Loyola's Track and Field Facility
Loyola's track team shares the track and field facility, which opened in spring 2009, with Johns Hopkins University. The facility is located about a mile from the Evergreen campus on Johns Hopkins University's Eastern High School property.
Diane Geppi-Aikens Field is home to recreational and intramural sports. The field, which has seats for 3,000 spectators, is named for a Loyola women's lacrosse coach who died in 2003.
McClure Tennis Center
The McClure Tennis Center is an eight-court lighted facility built thanks to the generosity of an anonymous $3.2-million gift. Located at the Ridley Athletic Complex, ground was broken in the summer of 2014, and work was completed recently to allow Loyola teams to being practicing and playing at the center. Loyola's playing center is named in honor of Head Coach Rick McClure who has coached at the school since 1979 and won more than 700 matches.