Saxon Hill Sports Complex

A sports facility for the entire campus and Alfred community. Opening early 2026!

A $30 million athletics and recreation facility atop Jericho Hill in the town of Alfred on 200 acres of land will expand Alfred University's intercollegiate athletics offerings, significantly increasing student enrollment, supporting student retention efforts, and providing a high-quality experience for our student-athletes.

Saxon Hill Sports Complex Facilities

  • Saxon Sports Center: home locker rooms; athletic training room; offices; assembly space where alumni, parents/families can gather for tailgate functions; restrooms; media room.
  • Baseball Field: lighted, synthetic turf field with scoreboard; bullpens and dugouts. A two-story facility will house restrooms, a concession stand, an athletic training room, and a team room on the first floor, and a press box on the second floor. The Saxon baseball team will begin playing in the spring of 2024, playing a limited number of home games at local college ballparks until the Saxon Hill field is ready for use for the spring 2026 season.
  • Track & Field: lighted 400-meter eight-lane track with jump and throws areas and a video scoreboard. The track's infield will have a multi-purpose synthetic turf field, which will serve as the future home for the intercollegiate field hockey team (anticipated to begin competition at the project's completion) and as a practice and game field for men’s and women’s lacrosse, as well as men’s and women’s soccer. In some instances, the field will also serve as a practice facility for football and men’s and women’s rugby.
  • Cross Country: An existing cross country course, which has been used primarily for training but has hosted competitive meets, will be retained and used for practices and competitions.
  • Rugby: lighted, natural grass field with scoreboard. The women's rugby team will celebrate its inaugural season as an intercollegiate sport in 2024-25 and the men's rugby team will also be housed under the athletic department. Currently, both women's and men's rugby teams have re-ignited as club teams.
  • Two-Sided, Two-Tier Grandstand/Bleacher Facility: the first floor of this central facility will serve as storage for athletic equipment. The second floor will house a two-sided press box, with one side facing the track and multi-purpose field and the other facing the rugby field. Bleachers on either side of the facility will accommodate spectator viewing for both venues.
  • Visitors Hub: the building will house visitors’ team rooms, concessions, and restrooms.

Your Investment Plays a Vital Role

The University estimates the project will increase new student enrollment by approximately 170 in the first six years of its opening. This demonstrates to our recruits that athletics is an integral part of Alfred University. This facility will also compare with our opponents' facilities, allowing us to be more competitive in the recruiting process while also providing our students with facilities that fill them with a sense of pride.

Saxon Hill will provide a better quality of experience for student-athletes and athletics staff as there will be less early morning and late-night practices: Student recruitment will be further enhanced by Saxon Hill hosting sports camps and clinics for high school students.

Once completed, Saxon Hill will complement nearby existing sports and recreational facilities located in the area atop Jericho Hill. These include the Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center at Maris Cuneo Equine Park, home to Alfred University's world-class equestrian program, and Foster Lake, which provides the campus community with numerous recreational and co-curricular opportunities.

Your investment plays a vital role in elevating student-athlete experiences, increasing enrollment and creating spaces that encourage inspiration, achievement, and excellence.


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