The Al '51 and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center has been considered an architectural marvel since first opening its doors to the MIT community in the Fall of 2002. Hailed for its extensive programming possibilities as well as its breathtaking glass facade, the Zesiger Center was honored as one of 10 national Facility of Merit Winners at the 22nd Annual Athletic Business Conference on December 5, 2003 in the Orlando County Convention Center. The awards program recognizes facilities that set the design and functionality standard for athletic, recreation and fitness projects.
The Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center features a triple-height natatorium, complete with an Olympic-size pool, a separate, six-lane, 25-yard instructional pool as well as amphitheater seating for 450 spectators. A myriad of fitness rooms, six international squash courts, a multipurpose activity court, locker rooms and administrative offices for athletics, physical education and recreation complement the facility's most prominent feature.
HOME OF MIT's SQUASH, SWIMMING AND DIVING AND WATER POLO TEAMS
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Al '51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool
The Al '51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool is the center spectacle of the Zesiger Center. It is home to the men's and women's swimming and diving teams as well as the water polo team. It features an Olympic size pool, a six lane, 25-yard instructional pool, a high dive platform, four diving boards and amphitheater seating for 450 spectators.
Overlooking the pool, The Zesiger Center features six, state of the art, international squash courts with pyramid style spectator seating. The squash courts in the Z-Center are home to the varsity squash team. Each court features a digital scoreboard.
Muckley MAC Court
The third floor hosts a Multi-Activity Court, or “The MAC.” The MAC features multiple lines for different sports such as indoor soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The MAC is contained with Hockey Dasher Boards and netting from the glass to the ceiling. The sport court floor provides the possibility of many different activities. The MAC has the possibility to host floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, box lacrosse, soccer, and many more. The court overlooks the pool and the Boston skyline.