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Holy Names Athletic Facilities

The Holy Names campus is located in the Oakland hills and offers an amazing view of the East Bay.  Although the campus is land-locked, HNU has developed comprehensive, long-standing lease arrangements with thriving East Bay community entities to provide its student-athletes and guests with access to quality facilities near campus. These facilities offer a comfortable and entertaining environment for all throughout the heart of the East Bay. Below please find a list of HNU facilities complete with addresses. We hope to see you in the stands!

Tobin Gymnasium- Oakland, CA

Home of Hawk Basketball & Volleyball


Tobin Gym, located on the Holy Names University campus, is the home for HNU Volleyball and Basketball. The facility includes seating for three hundred spectators, a fitness center, team rooms athletic training room, swimming pool, and locker rooms (please see below for more information about facility availability). Holy Names University is located at 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619.

Merritt College Stadium- Oakland, CA

Home of the Holy Names Soccer & Tennis Programs


The Merritt College athletics stadium, located a few miles from the HNU campus, is the home for HNU Soccer. The facility includes seating for seventeen hundred spectators, a state of the art Mondo track, and a fully computerized scoreboard and electronic timing system. Merritt College is located at 12500 Campus Dr., Oakland, CA 94619.

Thrasher Park- San Leandro, CA

Home of the HNU Softball Squad



Thrasher Park, located in San Leandro, CA - 8 miles from the HNU campus, is the home for HNU Softball. The facility includes seating for 500 hundred spectators, lights for evening games, portable home run fence, electric score board, sound system, and ample parking. Thrasher Park is located in San Leandro, CA.

Chuck Corica Golf Complex- Alameda, CA

Home of the HNU Men's Golf Team



The Earl Fry Golf Course was originally designed by William Park Bell in 1929 also known as the Alameda Golf Course. It was partially redesigned by Desmond Muirhead in 1967. This parkland course features tree lined fairways, lush greens and water in play on 13 holes. The course is about a 15 minutes drive from campus.

Laney College's Field of Dreams- Oakland, CA

Home of Hawk Baseball


Laney College's Field of Dreams is located in dynamic downtown Oakland at 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607. The playing facility comes equipped with public restrooms, locker rooms, and batting facilities.


General Admission is $5.00

Students (with College ID) are $2.00

Youth (age 12 to 18) are $2.00

HNU Students, Fac, & Staff are FREE

Children under 12 are FREE

Edie Hawkins Health and Fitness Center


The Holy Names University Edie Hawkins Fitness Center is located in Tobin Gymnasium on the Holy Names campus. Featured are two treadmills, five stationary bikes, two stair masters, five elliptical machines, 18 machine weight stations, and a complete line of free weight equipment.

The Fitness Center is free to university students, staff and faculty with identification. Each staff, faculty and student is allowed one guest. This guest must be with you at all times. Due to class schedules and athletic practice schedules, availability may be limited at certain times. Please email the Director of Athletics, Cesar Cardenas at to verify times. Anyone utilizing the facilities must have a valid HNU ID card, have proper workout attire, and bring their own towel to use the Fitness Center.

Current hours of availability follow:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Please be advised that the fitness center will be closed during evening HNU athletic events. Please visit the HNU Athletic homepage at to view dates and times of these events. Also, fitness center closes during school holidays, and hours change during winter and summer breaks.

Holy Names Aquatics Facilities

Holy Names University's pool has Open Swim daily (August-November, April-June) for HNU students, faculty and staff. HNU also has outside organizations that use the pool during the course of any given week during the year, as well. HNU's pool is 25 yards, with six-lanes, at a consistent temperature of 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit and an increasing depth of 4' to 11'. The pool is used for competitive meets, as well as team practices. The following are some of the groups that utilize HNU's pool:

Current Swim Hours - July 2014

Monday/Wednesday/Friday           10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday      TBA
Saturday and Sunday
      12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

For pool rental information, please contact Associate Director of Athletics, Steve Spencer at