Athletic Facilities

North Central College has some of the best athletic facilities for a school of its size. Featuring magnificent indoor and outdoor facilities, North Central College has the venue to match any athletic event. We have a dedicated athletic and maintenance crew that maintains the best looking courts and the greenest grass around. Please peruse the photos or schedule a visit to our great campus.

Questions? Call the Office of Conference Services and Camps 630-637-5560

Benedetti Wehrli Stadium

445 S Brainard Street


  • Capacity of 5,500
  • Field Turf Infield Surface
  • Concourse off of River Walk
  • 400 Meter Track
  • Lights for night activities
  • Score Board
  • Availability for football, soccer, track and field, and lacrosse
  • Various classrooms or meeting rooms

Residence Hall/ Recreation Center

440 S. Brainard Street


  • 58,000 Square Foot Arena Space
  • Four Full Length Basketball, Tennis and Volleyball Courts
  • 200 Meter Indoor Track
  • 260 Meter Elevated Walking Track
  • Fully Equipped Facility for Field Events
  • Two Conference Spaces
  • Three pole vault runways and two long/triple jump pits
  • Square footage allows for football and lacrosse practices

Merner Field House

450 S Brainard Street


  •  Gregory Arena Seats 2,500
    •  NCAA regulation basketball and volleyball court
    •  Wrestling meets
    • Approximately 24,000 square feet of floor space 
    • Main court composed of hard wood
    • For non-athletic events, floor can be tarped
    • Two permanent scoreboards 
    • Built in P.A. system
    • Retractable bleachers surrounding the main court
    • Elevated arena seating located on second floor 
    • 6 basketball hoops
  • Nichols Gymnasium
    • Used for wrestling team practices and martial arts
    • Approximately 6,528 square feet of floor space
    • 1 set of bleachers seating approximately 70-80 people
    • 1 permanent scoreboard
    • Sound system
    • Permanent wrestling mats covering entire floor
  • Merner Field House Pool
    • 4 lane 25 foot competition course
    • Heated
    • Bleacher seating 

Baseball/ Softball Fields


Zimmerman Baseball Field- 467 South Brainard Street

  • Resembles a professional minor league facility
  • Permanent seating for 750 fans
  • Fully enclosed and wireless press box 
  • 400 Foot Fence at Center Field
  • 330 Foot Fence at Left and Right Field
  • Capacity of 750
  • Full Stadium Seating
  • Indoor Press Box
  • Covered, In Ground Dugouts
  • Natural Turf and Grass

Shanower Family Softball Field- 435 South Brainard Street

  • Covered dugouts
  • Spectator seating behind home plate
  • Walled outfield 
  • NCAA regulation competition field
  • 200ft outfield fence 

Grass Practice Field


  • Full size soccer field
  • Natural grass surface
  • Used for soccer practices, lacrosse games, team building activities, football practice, cheerleading camps and marching band practices.
  • Two soccer goals
  • No lighting
  • Can be lined
  • Located near Merner Field House and other athletic facilities
  • Close proximity to residence halls and dining hall

Tennis Courts


  • Five hard-surfaced courts
  • Windscreens
  • Optimal viewing atop the hill south of the courts
  • Both team's also compete in the Res/Rec Center on day's of inclement weather