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Fitness & Recreation Center

The Purdue Northwest Fitness & Recreation Center is home to the Pride volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams.  The Fitness & Rec Center also houses offices and conference rooms for Purdue Northwest athletics along with two raquetball courts, locker rooms, and a running track. The gym floor was renovated in the summer of 2016 with a complete redesign and the addition of several new features due to rule changes in the NAIA and the NCAA. 

DIRECTIONS
The Fitness and Recreation Center is located at 2300 173rd Street, Hammond, Ind. 

From the East:  Heading west on I-80 W/I-94 W, take Exit 3 toward N. Kennedy Ave and keep right.  Merge onto N. Kennedy Ave and make a left at the first light onto 173rd Street. Cross the railroad tracks and make a left at the first light into the Fitness and Recreation Center parking lot. 

From the West: Heading east on I-80 E/I-94 E, take Exit 2 toward IN-152/Indianapolis Blvd and keep left at the fork to stay North.  Merge onto Indianapolis Blvd and follow for 1/4 mile. Make a right at the second light to turn onto 173rd Street. Continue for 1/4 mile and make a right at the first light into the Fitness and Recreation Center parking lot. 

PARKING
Parking is free for all Purdue University Northwest athletic events and is located directly next to the Fitness and Recreation Center entrance. Fans attending Pride sporting events are encouraged to use the North entrance of the FRC, located closest to 173rd Street. 

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Pride men's and women's basketball and volleyball contests can be purchased at the door. Prices for all events are $6 for adults (ages 18 ad up) and $4 for children (ages 4-17). Children ages 3 and under and Purdue Northwest students with valid ID are free. 

Basketball season ticket packages are also available. For more information on season ticket packages, contact Janet Hero at hero@pnw.edu

CONCESSIONS
Concessions are available at all Purdue Northwest men's and women's basketball and volleyball home contests. The concession stand is located in the south hallway and features popcorn, pizza, hotdogs, candy, soda and water. Cash only. 

RESTROOMS 
Handicap accessible restrooms are located steps from the gymnasium in the Fitness and Recreation Center's north hallway. 

MEDIA
Media members are asked to contact Sports Information Director Nicole Watkins at nwatkins@pnw.edu at least a day in advance of the home game they plan to attend. Media seating is available to the left or of the scorer's table or behind press row on the bleachers. Wireless internet is available and does not require a password. Stat sheets will be available for each contest. 

The university’s Fitness Center, under the direction of John Bobalik, is also housed in the building. The Fitness Center is a comprehensive, multi-dimensional physical fitness training facility designed to service Purdue Northwest students, faculty, staff and people from the surrounding communities.

For more information on the Fitness Center, including memberships and hours, please visit http://www.pnw.edu/fitness-recreational-sports/fitness-center-calumet-campus/