Wellness and Recreation Center - Coming in Fall 2017

The new Wellness and Recreation Center and renovated Physical Education Center will be exciting additions to the St. Ambrose campus beginning Fall of 2017. Throughout construction, you'll find updates on progress and information about impacts to campus here.

UPDATE (Sept. 22):  Effective immediately, bathrooms within the Lee Lohman PE Center are available to use! Located on the lower level/1st floor (formerly the location of the racquetball courts), men's and women's restrooms are available. Signs are posted to help get you these bathrooms as well. To get to them, you have two pathways:
1) from the Lee Lohman Arena floor, stay on that level and proceed out of the Arena to the long hallway where the racquetball courts were formerly located, and where Athletic Training rooms are still located. That hallway can also lead you up to the 2nd floor weight room.  
2) from the Weight Room, proceed down the stairwell by the current weight room entrance and they're at the bottom of the stairs.

The stairwell connecting the 1st floor long hallway mentioned above, and the 2nd floor weight room, has been reopened. You can now access the weight room from the 1st floor as well as get to the Arena gym floor from the 2nd floor, via the stairwell and hallway.

Duct work is being done near the ceiling of the weight room and jogging track. Caution tape will be placed in the windows of time while work there is completed. Also, you may find workers and equipment on a small area of the Lee Lohman Arena floor that is related to this work. No closures are anticipated at this time.

Water available in the weight room - A water cooler has been placed in the weight room for users. Please inform the weight room attendant as the water runs out, so we can refill in a timely manner.

Please be aware that construction will be going on around you as you access these areas within the facilities.

Effective Wednesday, Sept  14th, access for the Lee Lohman Arena (Kilfoy Court and the Athletic Training Room) can be gained through doors located at the northeast corner of the PE Center facing Lombard Street. Individuals with mobility impairments may use a ramp access located at the southwest corner of the PE Center across from the Rogalski Center.

Effective immediately, access to the weight room in the PE Center can be gained through doors located on the southeast corner of the PE Center. Individuals with mobility impairments may use a ramp access located at the southeast corner of the PE Center facing the Rogalski Center parking lot. Accessible parking stalls are available in the southeast corner of the Rogalski Center parking lot, as well as, accessible restrooms.

Please use caution when entering through any of these access points. Faculty, staff, or students who need to report an issue or concern related to construction activity and building access that needs immediate attention should contact Campus Security at 563.333.6104. Non-emergency issues or concerns should be emailed to Mike Poster at [email protected] or Jim Hannon at [email protected].    

With plans for construction to continue throughout 2016 and into summer 2017, we will we be updating campus on access changes and other milestones that will affect classes, campus recreation, and varsity games in and around these major projects over the coming months.

Leo Kilfoy CourtLeo Kilfoy Court inside Lee Lohman Arena

Built in 1983, Lee Lohman Arena is the home of the St. Ambrose basketball teams.

The court was named and dedicated as "Leo Kilfoy Court" on Nov. 15, 2014. SAU dedicated and named the court after Leo Kilfoy, a 1951 alumnus who spent 48 years as a coach, administrator and educator before retiring in 2002.

The physical education center of Lee Lohman Arena houses the main Athletic Department office, classrooms, faculty offices and facilities for basketball, racquetball, volleyball, weightlifting, jogging, recreational activities and varsity athletics.

Lee Lohman Arena underwent a renovation in January 2004 with the installation of new bleachers with seat backs and championship banners.

Several locker rooms are housed in Lee Lohman Arena, including the one used by the St. Ambrose football team. The St. Ambrose football players spend a great deal of time in the locker room. Each player has his own individual oak wood locker, equipped with its own individual foot locker, name plate, and overhead storage space. In addition to the lockers, there is a centrally located 42" flat-screen HDTV with cable television and a large stereo system for our players enjoyment. The locker room was completed and opened in 2006.


Overhead Brady Street StadiumBrady Street Stadium

3600 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803

Brady Street Stadium in Davenport, about two miles from campus, is home to the St. Ambrose football team. The SAU soccer and track & field teams also occasionally practice and compete at Brady Street Stadium.

Home football weekends for St. Ambrose University are more than just a Saturday afternoon football game. Fighting Bees fans from across the Midwest come to the heart of Davenport for an entire weekend of activities in the Quad Cities.

Historic Brady Street Stadium is a 10,000-seat stadium and one of the finest small college settings in the country. An extensive renovation of Brady Street Stadium was completed in July 2008. Sports Turf was installed as the new playing surface and a new scoreboard featuring state-of-the-art audio and video sits in the north end zone.

Brady Street Stadium has been the home for St. Ambrose football games since the late 1980s.


Modern Woodmen ParkModern Woodmen Park

209 S. Gaines St.
Davenport, IA 52802

More on Modern Woodmen Park

Home of the Quad City River Bandits, the Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, Modern Woodmen Park offers Major League quality features and seats more than 7,000 people. The St. Ambrose baseball team uses the field for all home games and practices.

The stadium is located in downtown Davenport along the Mississippi River and is just minutes away from campus. Equipped with home and road clubhouses and batting cages, players get to experience a professional sporting event atmosphere on game day. Modern Woodmen Park was selected as the best Minor League Ballpark in a 2013 poll.

Opened in 1931, Modern Woodmen Park has undergone numerous renovations and transformations, including the addition of a state-of-the-art, high definition 20' x 35' video board and an enclosed Sky Deck on the stadium's suite level.


Front of Ambrose DomeAmbrose Dome

5003 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52806

- Bees enjoy 'Dome' team advantage
- Video on the Ambrose Dome
- Indoor putting green video (SAUtv)
- Bees take full advantage of Ambrose Dome (Quad-City Times)

The Ambrose Dome, which opened in August 2005, is a state-of-the-art, 67,000-square-foot, 75-foot-high, multi-tiered dome. Purchased by St. Ambrose University in the spring of 2011, the Ambrose Dome is heavily utilized by the SAU Athletic Department.

This sports complex located less than three miles from campus, is home to St. Ambrose softball games and track & field competitions. The SAU football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, golf and track & field teams each hold indoor practices in the Ambrose Dome.

Along with serving as an enclosed driving range facility, an indoor putting green was installed in the Ambrose Dome in the winter of 2012-13, helping the SAU golf teams practice year round.

St. Vincent's Athletic Field

St. Vincent's Athletic Complex

620 W. Central Park
Davenport, IA 52804

Turn north off Central Park onto St. Vincent's Center drive.

Home of the St. Ambrose men's and women's soccer, softball, lacrosse and JV football team, the St. Vincent's Athletic Complex is the newest SAU Athletic facility.

Just blocks from campus, the fields opened for competition in 2016 and will serve as a practice facility for other Fighting Bee programs.

St. Ambrose shares this facility with Assumption High School.


Emeis Golf CourseEmeis Golf Course

Serving as the primary home course for both the St. Ambrose men's and women's golf teams, the 6500-yard course is considered the premier public access golf course in the metropolitan Quad-City area.

Emeis Golf Course, located just miles from campus in Davenport, Iowa, is home to the Quad Cities Amateur.


TPC Deere RunTPC Deere Run

Host of the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, located just across the Mississippi River in Silvis, Ill., offers state-of-the-art PGA Tour standard short game and driving range practice facilities.

The St. Ambrose men's golf team hosts the annual NAIA Midwest Invitational in mid October, a two-day tournament that features some of the top teams in the country. St. Ambrose hosted the NAIA Men's Golf National Championships at TPC Deere Run from 2009-11 and the national event returns to the Quad Cities from 2016-17.


Weight RoomWeight Room

In the competitive world of college football, the off-field preparation of the student-athlete is an important aspect in building a successful program on the field. At St. Ambrose University, the football players are fortunate to train in a state-of-the-art facility.

Located just north of campus, the weight room is a premier strength and speed facility. Here at St. Ambrose, we believe that a student-athlete's performance in the weight room will improve their performance, as well as reduce the risk of injury. Coach Magistrelli's philosophy is to make strength and speed development a year-round job for the St. Ambrose football program.

Here at St. Ambrose, football players train with the best equipment available. There are eight Olympic platforms, eight power racks, and over 20,000 pounds of free weights. There are several pieces of cardio equipment, four television sets, and a classroom. The weight room has its own separate locker room with individual lockers and showers.

The football program moved into the new weight room in January of 2009.