Fike Recreation Center


Fike Recreation Center

Infobox_Stadium
stadium_name = Fike Recreation Center| nickname =


location = Williamson Rd
Clemson, SC 29634
broke_ground =
opened = November 1, 1930
closed =
demolished =
owner = Clemson University
operator = Clemson University
surface =
construction_cost=
architect =
former_names = Clemson Field House (1930-1966)
Fike Field House (1966-2003)| tenants = Clemson Tigers
(Recreational Services)
seating_capacity = N/A

Fike Recreation Center, originally known as Clemson Field House, is an on-campus recreation facility at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. It houses several gymnasiums, a pool, a fitness atrium, racquetball courts, and a climbing wall. The basketball team played there from 1930 to 1968, when Littlejohn Coliseum opened.

The building originally opened in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, and was the indoor home to Clemson athletics. It also contained the original dressing rooms for the football team, who would leave the building, cross Williamson Rd., and make their grand entrance, running down the hill into Clemson Memorial Stadium. It was renamed in 1966 in honor of the late Dr. Rupert H. "Rube" Fike, Class of 1908, a longtime booster and founder of the IPTAY Club, one of the country's first athletic booster clubs. It has been expanded three times, in the 1940s, 1970s, and prior to 2003, when it received its current name.

External links

* [http://clemsonews.clemson.edu/WWW_releases/2003/September/Fike_Reopening.html Fike Reopening from Clemson News]
* [http://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/campusrec/ Fike Recreation Center from Clemson.edu]
* [http://cworld.clemson.edu/archive/2003/winter03/6.htm A short biography of Rupert Fike from Clemson World Online]


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