Athletic Facilities

Hanover College student-athletes have daily access to some of the finest small-college facilities in the Midwest. Indoor sports are held in the John and Anne Horner Health and Recreation Center. Outdoor events are held at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex and related local venues.

Horner Health and Recreation Center

The Horner Health and Recreation Center was opened in 1995. The facility features an arena, a multi-sports forum with three full-sized courts, a 6,000-square-foot weight room, running track, racquetball courts, training room and classrooms.

Collier Arena is the home of Hanover's basketball and volleyball programs. The arena seats 2,000 spectators for athletic events, but also can be configured for everything from concerts and speeches to dinners, meetings and graduation.

The Horner Center's multi-sports forum provides indoor practice space for all of Hanover's athletic teams. In addition to basketball and volleyball, the building also features capabilities for indoor tennis courts, as well as hitting areas/cages for baseball and softball and even golf.

L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex

The Ayres Athletic Complex accommodates facilities for 13 of Hanover's outdoor sports.

The 4,000-seat L.S. Ayres Field, with its all-weather artifical surface, is home to Hanover's football, men's lacrosse and men's and women's track & field teams.

Hanover's softball and baseball teams play on two of the Midwest's finest fields.

The softball field features a crushed red-brick infield and an agrilime warning track in the outfield. The scenic baseball field has a crushed red brick and natural turf infield and an outfield fence lined with more than 100 trees.

Zeddies Tennis Center, the newly built home of Hanover's men's and women's tennis squads, features eight courts with an adjacent lighted pavilion for gatherings and events.

The men's and women's soccer programs use two natural turf fields and also host occasional matches on the stadium's artificial surface. 

Hanover's men's and women's cross country teams compete on a varied-terrain course which covers a portion of Hanover's 650-acre campus. The course has hosted the 2003 and 2008 NCAA Division III national championships as well as a number of conference and regional championships.

Local-Area/Off-Campus Facilities

Hanover's women's golf teams host matches at Spring Hills Golf Course in Hanover and Sunrise Golf Course in Madison, Ind. The men's team hosts its matches at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Spring Hills is a par-70, 5,550-yard course just five minutes from Hanover's campus. Sunrise is a par-72, 6,245-yard course located just 10 minutes from campus.

Shadowood is a par-72, 6,709-yard course 45 minutes from Hanover's campus.