Facility Hours and Descriptions



Recreation and Sports facilities can be reserved for special events.  Please submit a facility reservation form at least 3 weeks in advance.  Facility is not reserved until you receive confirmation from Drake Recreational Services. 

Faculty, Staff and student organizations can reserve space by submitting a request on the virtual EMS site: https://ems.drake.edu/virtualems/

Individuals and organizations that are not affiliated with Drake University can will out the online reservation request form.  www.tinyurl.com/drakerecreservation

If you have questions about your current reservation, you can contact teh following people directly:


Bell Center Lisa Murphy lisa.murphy@drake.edu 515.271.4710
Knapp Center Tanner Highland tanner.highland@drake.edu 515.271.4996

Roger Knapp

Tennis Center

Tanner Highland tanner.highland@drake.edu 515.271.4996
Fieldhouse Zach Elsbecker zachary.elsbecker@drake.edu 515.271.3791



The Bell Center

Drake's primary recreation facility, the Bell Center includes a 25-meter, six-lane indoor pool, fitness room (cardio and weights), gym with three basketball or four volleyball courts, a wellness center, an equipment room, men's and women's locker rooms, multipurpose room, a student lounge area and offices.

Bell Center Fitness Room Schedule

Monday & Wednesdays 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Bell Center Pool Schedule

Mon. - Thurs. 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Knapp Center

Recreational facilities for Drake students included in the Knapp Center are five universal courts for basketball and volleyball, four racquetball/handball courts, a three-lane, and 200-meter jogging track.

Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Recreational facilities for Drake students included in the Roger Knapp Tennis Center include six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts.

Roger Knapp Tennis Center Schedule

Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Fieldhouse

Built in 1926 as a companion to Drake's football stadium and renovated in 2013, the Fieldhouse includes an indoor turf field and mondo flooring, as well as Athletic equipment and locker rooms.

Fieldhouse Schedule

Open by reservation only.

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