The DuFour Center serves as the hub of athletic activity on campus. The red brick, 144,000 square foot building opened in 1985 and is used for athletic and recreational activities including varsity sports, intramurals, dance and fitness.
Located across Taylor Road from the main campus, the facility includes: a 2,000 seat main arena home to CUA's basketball and volleyball teams; six lane, 25-yard competition pool with separate warm-down pool and moveable bulkhead; weight room; athletic training room; two fully equipped locker rooms with saunas; two batting cages; three racquetball/handball courts; indoor track; meeting rooms; CUA Athletics Hall of Fame room, dance studio; and office for athletic department personnel. The building also features a multi-sport backcourt which is used for volleyball tournaments, intramurals and varsity practices when inclement weather prevents outside sessions.
Catholic University is indebted to the DuFour Center's benefactors. Deepest gratitude goes to alumnus and former football player Raymond A. DuFour, '28.