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CWU Athletics

Facilities

In 2012, CWU completed renovation of its most recent renovation of its athletic facilities, an $8-million project that included new locker rooms, a new weight room, gym facelift, and new office space.

Nicholson Pavilion (Seating Chart)
Sports: Basketball, Volleyball
Location: 715 E Dean Nicholson Blvd, Ellensburg, WA
Capacity: 2,519
Surface: Maple hardwood
Built: 1959 (renovated with new floor and bleachers in 2008)
Named for: Leo Nicholson, former Wildcat coach and athletic director. Nicholson was the men's basketball coach from 1929-64, winning 505 career games. He also coached baseball and football over the course of his career at Central Washington.

 

(l. to r.) Gary & Bobbi Frederick Field, Nicholson Pavilion; and Tomlinson Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomlinson Stadium
Sports: Football, Track & Field
Location: 1610 N Walnut St, Ellensburg, WA
Capacity: 4,000 (permanent), portable seating added as needed for football
Surface: Natural grass field
Built: 1959
Named for: Jack Tomlinson, former Wildcat football player who was killed in World War II

Gary & Bobbi Frederick Field
Sport: Softball
Location: E 18th Ave & N Alder St
Physical Address: 1701 N Alder St
Capacity: 300
Surface: Grass outfield, dirt infield
Fence Height: 6 feet
Field Dimensions: LF - 200 feet, CF - 215 feet, RF - 200 feet
Built: 1993
Named for: Gary & Bobbi Frederick. Gary has been the head softball coach at CWU since 1995 and has been an athletic administrator and coach since 1967.

CWU Baseball Field
Sport: Baseball
Location: Off 18th Street (parking available on 18th Street and in Nicholson Pavilion lot)
Physical Address: 801 E Dean Nicholson Blvd
Capacity: 500
Surface: Kentucky Bluegrass infield & outfield, crushed red cinder infield
Fence Height: 8 feet
Field Dimensions: LF - 324 feet, LCF - 374 feet, CF - 412 feet, RCF - 376 feet, RF - 326 feet
Built: late 1960s (renovated with new infield and addition of bleachers in 1985)

CWU Soccer Field
Sport: Women's Soccer
Location: 18th & Alder Streets
Physical Address: 1701 N Alder St
Capacity: Open
Surface: Grass
Built: 2000

CWU Aquatic Facility
Sport: No current varsity sports
Location: 1510 N Walnut St
Built: 1990