Gannon’s Athletic Complex, commonly known as the Hammermill Center, is where our Gannon Golden Knights excel both in the classroom and on the playing field.
The Complex has been the home for the Golden Knight teams since the basketball programs began to play there during the 1949-50 season. The facility was originally known as the Gannon Auditorium, or affectionately referred to as “The Audi” by longtime Gannon faithful. Since then, it’s been the place of competition for our acrobatics and tumbling, competitive cheer, men’s and women’s wrestling, and volleyball teams.
Our teams are known to win some 77% of their all-time contests in this center. Beyond that, they achieve outstanding academic success. In fact, our more than 700 student-athletes most recently achieved an overall average 3.4 GPA.
It’s widely known that athletic success and upgraded facilities help elevate recruitment, but it also elevates our academic programs and success, too. By funding renovations to the Gannon Athletic Complex, we can modernize this facility – which is also our front door at our location on Perry Square – to provide the best experiences for our student-athletes while paying homage to its traditions and long-standing history on campus. Your gift will contribute to enhancing the center’s façade, creating a dynamic exterior and public lobby area, developing new locker rooms and modernizing additional athlete support space