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Athletic Facilities




The O'Connell Center is home to the University of Saint Joseph athletics, recreation, fitness, and intramurals. The Blue Jays' volleyball, basketball, and swimming & diving teams make their home inside the O'Connell Center. The gymnasium features a newly refinished floor lined for both men's and women's college basketball and volleyball, with bleachers to fit up to 500 spectators. Surrounding the gym is a 1/10th mile suspended jogging track along with banners of honored student-athletes and coaches. The O'Connell Center also features the Fitness Center, men's and women's locker rooms, and the University's athletic training facility. The Fitness Center features Body Master strength equipment, free weights, Stairmasters, Lifecycles, treadmills, and recumbent bikes.



Also located inside the O'Connell Center is the Bruyette Natatorium, a six-lane, 25-yard pool with a one-meter diving board, electronic scoreboard, bleachers, and handicap access. The Blue Jays' swimming & diving team makes their home in the natatorium hosting several events each season. Adjacent to the pool are men's and women's locker rooms and the swim team coach/aquatics director office.




The University of Saint Joseph Athletic Complex boasts USJ's soccer/lacrosse/field hockey turf field, turf walking/running track, tennis courts, and softball field. The newly constructed soccer/lacrosse/field hockey turf field was completed in the fall of 2019 by AstroTurf and is located on the infield of a four-lane, turf walking/running track. The facility features an electronic scoreboard for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey and is wired for lights which are expected to be installed in the near future.




The Elizabeth Ferry Speer Tennis Complex features six newly renovated, pristine tennis courts, which were completed by Cape and Island Tennis and Track in the fall of 2019. The revamp features six post tension tennis courts in Biscayne Blue surrounded by Oasis Blue, where the previous tennis courts laid. The courts are lined and fully windscreened with USJ branding.




The Blue Jays call the University of Saint Joseph Athletic Complex softball field home. Located behind the O'Connell Center, the field is fenced in on all sides and has a protective yellow guard around the top of the fence. An all-dirt infield and dugouts on both sides makes the facility both NCAA and high school ready. The Blue Jays softball team has enjoyed much success on the field earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2000 and 2019.