With five fitness centers and 12 open recreation facilities, Villanovans never have to wait long to use a treadmill, take a Spinning class or work with a personal trainer. 

Our facilities include the 55,000 square foot Davis Center which features cardio and strength equipment as well as a swimming pool; dedicated group fitness studios and state-of-the-art spin studio in the Commons; and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.

Open to students, faculty and staff, our facilities are here to meet your fitness and open recreation needs. Retirees are allowed to use the Davis Center and Nevin pool.

To further your physical well-being, Villanova offers group fitness classes and personal training


The outside of the Davis Center on a sunny day.

Funded entirely through private donations, the Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness is a three-story, 55,000 square foot structure located on Ithan Avenue in front of the Pavilion. It includes a lobby atrium that highlights the long and proud history of Villanova men's and women's basketball complete with photos and memorabilia. The first two floors house office space for the men's and women's basketball programs, a practice court for each team, locker rooms, state of the art weight room, cinema and sports medicine area.

The third floor of the Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness is devoted to entirely to recreation and is open to all segments of the Villanova community. With windows showcasing the university's main campus, the area features 40 cardio machines, strength and conditioning equipment and free weights. There is also a cardio room and meeting room utilized by the recreation department.

The Davis Center is environmentally friendly with energy-saving motion sensor lights and ecologically-sound storm water management. Additionally, over 250 new trees have been planted around the facility.

Three students running on treadmills.

Farley Fitness center is located in the basement of Farley Hall on West Campus. Stanford Fitness Center is located in the basement of Stanford Hall on South Campus. Stanford and Farley Fitness Centers are open to all Villanova Students Faculty and Staff during operating hours.

A student lifts weights as other student workout at the fitness center in the background.

Located in The Commons along Lancaster Avenue,  this fitness space features cardio equipment and several stations for functional training; including, (but not limited to), a hoist motion cage, indoor turf, heavy bags, endless rope pull, airdyne bikes, battle ropes, Olympic lifting platforms and power sled.

A group of students take part in a spinning class.

The Group Fitness Studio in Canon Hall is the home for all group fitness classes at Villanova.  It houses a state of the art spin studio featuring 25 Stages Spin Bikes.


An exterior view of Jake Nevin Field House.

The Jake Nevin Field House is the main center of athletic activity on campus. It was built in 1932 and renamed in 1985 after longtime Villanova athletic trainer Jake Nevin. It is home to the office of the Athletic Director, coach's offices, Ticketing, Marketing and Promotions, Media Relations, The Block V Club, Athletic Training and Equipment.

The Jake Nevin Field House serves as the home court for the volleyball team and is also used for intramurals and recreation.

Renovations to Jake Nevin Field House began in the winter of 2012 and included a new hardwood floor with primary volleyball lines, a new sound system and two new scoreboards. Renovations also included six new baskets for recreational use.

Located on the bottom floor of Nevin adjacent to the Pavilion, the 10-lane pool measures 25 meters by 25 yards with depths ranging from 4 to 13 feet. The pool also includes two 1-meter diving boards and two 3-meter diving platforms.

An empty tennis court on Villanova's campus.

The Villanova Tennis Complex is home to the men's and women's tennis programs, the Tennis Complex has eight USTA regulation tennis courts. The courts were resurfaced in 2011. It is located on West Campus.

The Sullivan Tennis Complex is located on Main Campus behind Sullivan Hall and near Driscoll Hall. 

An aerial view of the stadium complex on Villanova's campus.

Goodreau Field & Jumbo Elliott Track

Villanova Stadium was built in 1927 and is home to Villanova Football, Field Hockey, Men's & Women's Lacrosse, Men's & Women's Track & Field and intramurals. The Villanova Stadium playing field was dedicated to Leo Goodreau, a Villanova football player who died while competing in practice. The track was dedicated to Villanova's legendary track and field coach James "Jumbo" Elliot.

In 1999 the stadium underwent a face-lift to add a state of the art press box. The press box includes the Academic Resource Center (also known as the ARC) on the second floor which can also be used as a 100 person meeting room.

The stadium seats 12,500 spectators and features a Field Turf playing surface lined for football, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse and field hockey.

Villanova also offers the following facilities for open recreation activities:

  • St. Mary's Hall Gymnasium
  • Alumni Hall Gymnasium
  • West and South Campus Sand Volleyball Courts
  • South and West Campus Basketball Courts