Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Packard Athletic Center

Packard Athletic Center

The Packard Athletic Center or fondly known as the "PAC" is named in honor of former Baldwin Wallace University Head Football Coach and professor Robert "Bob" Packard '65.  The facility which opened in the summer of 2013 is a training facility for varsity athletics as well as home to the BW football and lacrosse coaching staffs.

Bob Packard is the winningest football coach in the history of the University with 156 career victories, but more importantly was responsible for teaching and changing the lives of his student-athletes in the classroom, on the football field and on campus. In 38 years a BW student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Bob never experienced a losing season. Coach Packard passed away in October of 2007. 

Finnie Stadium Got New Turf and The Packard Center Field Got Turfed & Lighted
 
BEREA, Ohio -- This summer, the University parlayed existing resources from The George Finnie Stadium Fund and a generous gift and replaced the existing surface at Finnie Stadium, known as Tressel Field, and added a new AstroTurf surface behind the Packard Athletic Center in an effort to give it coaches, athletes, students and visitors more area to practice and play.
 
The new facility, known to the student-athletes and coaches at BW as "Stinger Field", also received lighting for night play and is the new training home for Yellow Jacket men's and women's soccer and lacrosse. The hope is to eventually play home games at that facility.
 
"We continue to work hard to support athletics and our extremely talented student-athletes at Baldwin Wallace University by providing them with first-class facilities," said BW Director of Athletics Kris A. Diaz. "Our new facility is beautiful. When combined with our existing turf surfaces at The George Finnie Stadium, Fisher Field (baseball) and the Roehm Softball Complex (softball), we have the best set of facilities in the Ohio Athletic Conference."
 
"The new facility becomes a game-changer for our soccer and lacrosse programs," said BW veteran Director of Soccer Reid Ayers. "We have a first-class training facility indoors and outdoors."

The PAC is located at 123 East Bagley Road next to The George Finnie Stadium and behind the Kleist Center for Art and Drama.

Click Here for directions to the Packard Athletic Center. 

------------------------------------------------

VIEW RELATED PACKARD CENTER STORIES:

-------------------------------------------------

TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PACKARD CENTER LOCKER PROJECT

 

This page was last edied by KR on October 16, 2018