Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC)



The $7.25 million Athletics-Recreation Center added 84,000 square feet of new construction to the existing facility, thereby providing at one site a complex of over 142,000 square feet for physical education, athletics, and recreational activities.

The new building was designed with a primary emphasis on supplementing the already existing recreational areas. It contains seven playing floors for basketball and volleyball; a free play area for recreational basketball, volleyball and other activities; a nine-lap per mile running track; six racquetball/handball courts; classrooms and lounges; and a coed training room.

Since the original completion of the Arc, renovation of the existing facility has provided upgraded facilities for all Valpo students and faculty, including a new weight room, classrooms, locker rooms, and staff offices.

The Arc has hosted several postseason sporting events, including the men’s basketball tournament (2011, 2014) and the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship (2012, 2013, 2015). It has also hosted early-round action in the Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, as well as Mid-Continent Conference men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball tournaments.

Key Facts

  • Opened: 1983
  • Capacity: 5000
  • Home of Basketball and Volleyball


Hours of Operation

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Mon to Fri)

12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Sat)

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Sunday)



1009 Union St, Valparaiso, IN 46383


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