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Principia College

1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL 62028

(618) 374-2131

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Hours of Operation

Fitness Facilities: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Indoor Pool: See website for current hours
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Principia College’s pristine athletic facilities include the 100,000 square foot Coach Crafton Athletic Center which holds a 200m indoor track, pole vaulting, a sandpit for the long jump and triple jump, collegiate basketball courts and collegiate volleyball courts. The Natatorium is an NCAA compliant 40 meter stretch pool with an electronic timing system and three diving boards — two 1m and 3m diving boards. The Hay Field House is a multilevel fitness facility containing four volleyball courts and six basketball hoops.

The Hexberg Indoor Tennis Center houses four competition tennis courts, perfect for tennis play all year round. There are an additional six outdoor tennis courts. Clark Field is the competition football/rugby field with a 400 meter track surrounding it, with stadium seating for 800 people. The track is a 6 lane 400 meter track with a long jump /triple jump sand pit, pole vault station and high jump station. The college Soccer Field is equipped with lights, scoreboard, bleacher seats, restrooms, and protected team benches.

Cheatham Stadium baseball field and the college Softball Field both feature high powered lights, scoreboards, batting cages and warning tracks. Cheatham Stadium also features a press box with stadium seating. The Cross County Championship Course is a NCAA DIII National Championship Course with multiple distance routes and observation tower. The Sand Box feature four premium white sand competition courts, bleachers, lights, shower and rinsing station.


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  • Total Number of Courts: 4
Sports Venue
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  • Total Number of Softball Fields: 1
  • Total Number of Baseball Fields: 1
  • Lit Fields: 2
Soccer/Field Hockey, LaCrosse
  • Total Number of Fields: 1
  • Lit Fields: 1
  • Number of Platforms: 3
  • Number of Swimming Pools: 1
  • Number of Lanes per Pool: 10
  • Total Number of Courts: 10
  • Total Number of Courts: 10
  • Number of Sand Courts: 4


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