Alma Grace McDonough Health and Recreation Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alma Grace McDonough Health and Recreation Center
"The Birdcage"
"The Birdbath"
Location 316 Washington Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Coordinates 40°04′27″N 80°41′30″W / 40.0741478°N 80.6915454°W / 40.0741478; -80.6915454
Owner Wheeling Jesuit University
Capacity 2,200
Broke ground April 1992
Opened November 1993
Construction cost $6 million
Wheeling Jesuit University athletics (1993-present)

The Alma Grace McDonough Health and Recreation Center is a 2,200 seat multipurpose arena and recreation facility on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. The building was constructed thanks to a gift from Alma Grace McDonough, whom the building is named after.[1]

The 107,000-square-foot (9,900 m2) facility is home to the university's men's and women's basketball teams, swimming teams, and the volleyball team. In addition, the facility is home to WJU's athletic training and physical therapy programs, a wellness center, fitness center, and the university alumni center.[2]

In addition to university programs, the McDonough Center has also hosted the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and hosts an annual college fair.[3][4]


External links[edit]