University Credit Union Pavilion

front of building with trees and walkway

University Credit Union Pavilion is the home to the Saint Mary's men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball teams. The Pavilion features a 3,500-seat basketball court with six moveable baskets. Large, boisterous crowds are the norm for Saint Mary's games, giving the Gaels a great haven and supplying the opposition's coaches numerous nightmares.

The Pavilion is a part of the Brother U. Albert Rahill Activity Center, which also includes Madigan Gymnasium, Saint Mary's Stadium and the SMC Recreation Field. The Center derives its name from the late Brother U. Albert Rahill, "Mr. Saint Mary's", a man who was a Christian Brother for over fifty years and served as President of the College from 1935-1941.


Saint Mary's Stadium

fans at outdoor stadium watching soccer on sunny day


Saint Mary's Stadium is the home to the men and women's soccer, and club rugby teams. Located in the southeast corner of campus with views of the rolling hills of Moraga, Saint Mary's Stadium seats 5,500 spectators in one of the most picturesque settings in the country.

The first game played at Saint Mary's Stadium was on September 22, 1973 as the Gael football team opened its season with a 35-0 victory over Southern Oregon. On that date, the Edward P. "Slip" Madigan Memorial Plaza was dedicated. Located in front of the Stadium, the Plaza was built in honor of the legendary coach who led the Gaels from 1921-1939 and guided the team to a victory in the 1939 Cotton Bowl.

In the fall of 2014, the field underwent a major renovation. More than 100,000 square feet of sod was laid in the stadium by Delta Bluegrass Company in mid-September under the direction of Mercado Landscaping. A turf consisting of Hybrid Bermudas was laid for the playing surface and a 90/10 Tall Fescue and a Special Shade Blend was installed on the outlying areas adjacent to the field. In addition, Ghilotti Bros., Inc. removed existing bleachers at the South end of the field to expand the size of the competition area. Soccer field dimensions were increased to 75 by 120 yards and landscaped grass berms were installed around two-thirds of the field.

The stadium also features a new state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard, which displays time, score and various statistical categories throughout the match. The specific information displayed on the board is customized for rugby matches during the spring.


Louis Guisto Field

Louis Guisto Field for Baseball

Located in the front of the campus, Louis Guisto Field is set amongst towering pine trees with views of the campus and the surrounding Moraga hills. Just a few steps away from various types of student housing, the field provides Saint Mary's students a popular venue to enjoy the California sunshine and support the Gaels.

In 2012, the Gaels opened the new Louis Guisto Field, built 400 feet down the right field line from the old location.  The new Louis Guisto Field's dimensions are 330 feet down the left and right field lines, 400 feet to dead center and 375 feet in the gaps.  Louis Guisto Field will be a part of the much larger Athletics and Recreation Corridor that includes the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center, which is attached to the approximate 1,500 person baseball stadium and state-of-the-art press box, which will be introduced over the next three years.

Originally named the Brother Agon Field, the field was renamed after legendary baseball-great Louis Guisto. After a Hall of Fame career as a member of the Saint Mary's Phoenix, Guisto was instrumental in leading a successful drive to restore the baseball program after it was dropped in 1958.


Cottrell Field

softball field with green grass and hills behind


Constructed almost entirely by the Saint Mary's Buildings and Grounds staff, Cottrell Field was named a 2000 NFCA Regional Turface Field Winner. The sandbased field was completed in October, 1999 with 80 percent blue and 20 percent rye turf area, and a stabilizer red skinned infield and warning track system.

The 2000 softball season marked the first year of competition on Cottrell Field.  SInce that time, the facility has hosted collegiate conference and high school sectional championships.

The field of dreams became a reality thanks to the donation of Elizabeth Larson. A member of the Board of Trustees, and a tremendous supporter of women's athletics. Larson requested the field be dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Cottrell and his wife Katherine Casassa Cottrell.


Timothy Korth Tennis Complex

five outdoor tennis courts


Since the winter of 1990, the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex has housed the Saint Mary's men's and women's tennis teams. The complex features 12 courts, offices for coaches, and is located steps away from Louis Guisto and Cottrell Fields.

The complex has hosted the West Coast Conference championships numerous times as well as numerous Rolex, NorCal and North Coast Section high school tournaments.


Recreational Turf Field

Recreational Turf Field

Originally constructed in the summer of 2011, the Saint Mary's Recreational Turf Field provides year-round field space for recreational, club sports and athletics programs at Saint Mary's College. This field is an artificial surface that provides field use regardless of weather conditions. 

Renovated design and replacement was completed by Shaw Sports Turf with the revolutionary GameOn turf system in November of 2023. This installation of 94,012 square feet with updated game lines, hash marks and branded logo enhanced the visual component for competitions at SMC. 

The lighted field serves as a practice, training and competition site for the Club Sports. It is also utilized extensively for outdoor campus recreation and intramural programs.


Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center

exterior view of building from street

The Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center opened in March of 2015. The $23.5 million center includes a pool, climbing wall, three indoor courts for basketball, soccer and volleyball, a fitness center, and rooms for yoga, dance and spinning classes. From providing more than 100 on-campus student jobs to a myriad of ways to exercise and gather, the Center has something for everyone.


This 25 yard pool has 10 lap lanes and a large shallow end to serve the SMC Community.  Heated all year round to 80 degrees with a certified lifeguard on duty.  Club Sports and student groups such as water polo and swim club utitlize the space for their practices, training and competitions.  The hydrotherapy spa is also an attractive component for the members of the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center.


Sil Garaventa Sr Field & Patrick B. Vincent Memorial Field 

The Garaventa and Pat Vincent grass fields are showcased at the front of campus and are used for Soccer, Rugby and Lacrosse teams as well as various Saint Mary’s sponsored camps.  The sizable grass field attracts various groups and organizations to use throughout the year.  The natural grass allows the teams to prepare and compete on a refreshing surface of play. 

The entirety of the field is split into two sections that were funded by different organizations. The  Pat Vincent Memorial Field was established in partnership with the Men’s Rugby Board to honor the Saint Mary’s Rugby Coach.  In 2006, the Olde Blues Rugby Football Foundation dedicated the renovation to memory of Munson B. Ever