From Bison Stadium, the new turf football field which is ringed by a new synthetic all-weather track, and Hoag Field, one of the most beautiful venues for soccer in the nation, to the newly renovated Softball Diamond and Knight Natatorium inside the multipurpose Thomas Phillips Johnson Health & Recreation Center, Bethany's student-athletes have some of the best facilities in the region in which to refine their skills.
Bison Stadium underwent dramatic transformation during the summer of 2008. The facility changes included placing new artificial turf on the playing field, a surface called FieldTurf. In addition, lights were installed, a new rubberized track surface was put down around the field, as well as a steeplechase pit and jump and new areas for pole vault, high jump, long/triple jump and throwing events. Due to the new turf field and lights, the entire Bethany community can make use of the facility. In addition to the Bison varsity men's and women's soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse teams being able to play contests on the field, the school's intramural program and walkers from the Bethany area are able to take advantage of the renovated facility.
In the summer of 2009, the renovations at Bison Stadium continued with the completion of a new locker, which is attached to Hummel Field House. The addition, which covers 1,800 square feet, contains 90 state-of-the-art NFL-style open lockers with lock boxes on the top and the bottom. In addition, the walkway from the new locker room to Bison Stadium was paved. The project was completed in time to welcome the 2009 Bison football team, the largest in school history, to summer camp.
The renovations to Bison Stadium also helped Bethany upgrade the Softball Diamond. The top soil that was removed from the old football surface was used to level the field. Other improvements included the installation of a new backstop and fencing to give Bethany, 13-time PAC champions and six-time NCAA Tournament participants (including a trip to the Division III World Series in '02) a first-class venue.
Hoag Field was originally built in 1982 and is one of the most aesthetic soccer complexes in the Eastern United States. The home of the 1994 men's national championship team, as well as the five-time PAC champion women's soccer program, Hoag Field has hosted numerous NCAA Tournament men's soccer matches, including the epic 1994 NCAA Quarterfinal match against US-San Diego and all three of Bethany's first round match-ups in their recent trips to the postseason.
Hummel Field House is home to the Bethany basketball programs, as well as the Bison volleyball team. This arena has hosted the PAC Tournament championship victories for the Bethany men in five of the last eight years, as well as the Bison women's NCAA Tournament first round games in 2002 and 2004. The Field House saw extensive renovations prior to the 2002 school year, as a new floor and bleachers were installed. The bleachers, which can seat up to 800, combined with a balcony area that gives standing room for up to couple hundred more, can mean an advantageous home court atmosphere for the Bison.
The Field House is connected to the Thomas Phillips Johnson Health & Recreation Center, which was built in 1994. Sandwen Arena inside the Center is a multi-purpose facility, which has an indoor track around three courts that can be used for basketball, tennis or volleyball. The Arena is also utilized as a practice venue for all outdoor sports during inclement weather.
The Center includes the John J. Knight Natatorium , which is home to the Bison swimming and diving programs. It features one- and three-meter diving boards, as well as men's and women's locker rooms just off the pool deck. The Bethany community is always welcome to use this facility throughout the year.
The Mary Ewing Tennis Center is located next to the Robert C. Byrd Health Center on campus, a short walk from the athletic complex. This lighted facility is not only home to the Bethany varsity tennis programs, but is also open to the students and community through the seasons.