Athletics

Athletic Facilities

St. Joseph’s Prep Athletic teams use many facilities throughout the city of Philadelphia, working to provide the best athletic opportunities for our student-athletes.
Some of our sites are located on our campus at 17th and Girard. Others are owned and operated by the Prep, such as the Robert M. Gillin, Jr. Boathouse on the banks of the Schuylkill River, while the rest are used in cooperation with the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation or the operator of the facility. All in all, the Prep seeks to give our student-athletes the best experience possible.

On Campus

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  • Kelly Fieldhouse-Basketball

    The gem of the Prep’s Athletic Facilities, Kelly Fieldhouse features five full-length courts, including a main court where the basketball program plays its home games. The Fieldhouse is also home to some wrestling competitions (the Prep has often hosted the Catholic League tournament) and serves as an indoor practice space for baseball, football, lacrosse, and ultimate frisbee.
  • Quinn Wrestling Gym-Wrestling

    Opened in 1995, the Henry A. Quinn '52 Wrestling Gym, a space solely dedicated to the Prep's wrestling team, serves as the daily practice room for the team and is equipped with bleachers to accommodate fans during home matches. The room is large enough to feature two competition mats in order to host two matches simultaneously.
  • Giblin Pool-Swimming

    The Giblin Pool was built when the Prep was constructed in 1968. Named in memory of Brendan Giblin ’02, it features five competitive lanes plus a raised section for fans.
  • Kenney-Kelly Pavilion-Volleyball/Track

    Formerly the main gym for the school, the Kenney-Kelly Pavilion (also known as the Multipurpose Room) now serves as the main competition space for the Volleyball Team as well as practice space for Track and Field, including pole vault space, and Lacrosse.

Off Campus

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  • 21st Ward Fields-Baseball

    The 21st Ward Baseball Fields, also the Al Pearlman Memorial Field, is one of the highest points in Philadelphia and is located in Roxborough. The 21st Ward Fields are home to the JV and Freshman Teams as well as a practice facility for the Varsity.
  • Ashburn Field-Baseball

    This premiere baseball facility in South Philadelphia is maintained by the Phillies and named in honor of legendary Phillies player/announcer Richie Ashburn. Tucked under I-95 and located adjacent to the Sports Complex, Ashburn Field is a jewel of the city’s recreation program.
  • Belmont Plateau-Cross Country

    Located in the heart of West Fairmount Park, "The Plateau" offers the best view of the Philadelphia skyline. It is also home to a network of cross country trails, which, since the 1960s, have hosted thousands of youth, high school, college and National Championship meets. The site was created during the 1876 Centennial Exposition.
  • Class of 23 Arena-Hockey

    This 2,600-seat ice skating rink is located on Penn’s Campus adjacent to the east entrance of Penn Park. Made primarily of poured concrete, the 60,000 square foot arena is supported by four twenty-two foot concrete columns around the exterior of the facility. The lower concourse includes eight locker rooms, vending area, the Quaker Room overlooking the ice surface, the Independence Room, and skate rental room. The ice surface itself is 85'x 200' with rounded corners and totals 16,330 square feet. The upper concourse includes two restrooms and two concession stands and two entrances on Walnut Street, which completes the building's professional feel. Designed by Robert C. McMillian Associates, this building was a benchmark in ice rink design.
  • Dairy Fields-Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee

    Located in Fairmount Park, this space has two soccer fields that are home to the JV and Freshman Soccer Teams as well as practice space for Varsity. These fields are also used by the Ultimate Frisbee Team for their practices and games.
  • Erie Lanes-Bowling

    Erie Lanes is a family-friendly bowling center that has been family owned and operated since 2009, featuring 48 lanes with automatic scoring to accommodate daily public bowling and leagues for all ages.
  • Gillin Boathouse-Crew

    The Robert M. Gillin, Jr. Boathouse, dedicated in 2002, is the home of the St. Joseph's Prep Crew Team. The first new Boathouse constructed on the river banks in decades, the Gillin Boathouse sits on 20,381 square feet of land in the shadow of Strawberry Mansion Bridge at the 1,000-meter mark of the famed Schuylkill River race course (also designated as the “National Race Course”).
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  • Girard College-Rugby/Track

    Located just a block from the Prep, Girard College is an independent college preparatory 5-day boarding school located on a 43-acre campus. The school was founded and permanently endowed from the shipping and banking fortune of Stephen Girard after his death in 1831.
  • Philadelphia Country Club-Golf

    Located in Gladwyne, the Philadelphia Country Club was one of the first six members of the USGA, and the golf course has hosted the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Championship, the U.S. Women's Amateur and U.S. Men's Amateur. The 18-hole championship golf course is known as the Spring Mill Course as well as a driving range, putting green, and separate short game chipping area.
  • Racquet Club-Squash

    The Racquet Club, located in Center City, is home to six international squash courts and one doubles squash court. The club was the site of the invention of squash doubles in 1907 by Frederich C. Tompkins, a former court tennis and racquets professional.
  • Temple University Edberg-Olson Hall-Football

    The home of the Temple University football program, officially dedicated in 2000 and expanded in 2012, Edberg-Olson Hall features over 100,000 square feet of Sprinturf and 24,000 square feet of Astroturf.