Athletics

Driving Directions to Amherst

Getting to Amherst:
The Amherst Office of Admission maintains a page with driving directions to the college. If you need an address to plug into a GPS or an online web mapping service, use the following:

220 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

The following directions to the college’s athletics facilities begin at the corner of Route 9 and Route 116 in Amherst, which is where you will end up if you follow the above directions.

To LeFrak Gym, Alumni Gym, Pratt Pool, Orr Rink and Davenport Squash Courts
1. At the corner of Route 9 and Route 116, turn onto Route 116 SOUTH
2. Take the THIRD LEFT (counting the “Do Not Enter”) into the athletics complex
3. The athletics parking lot will be immediately on your right (along with Orr Rink). If there are no spaces available, try parking to your left in front of Alumni Gymnasium. If you still cannot find parking, go across the street and park along Hitchcock Road, which is directly across from the entrance to the athletics complex.

If you need an address to plug into a GPS or an online web mapping service, use the following:

266 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

To Memorial Field, Hitchcock Field and the tennis courts:
1. At the corner of Route 9 and Route 116, turn onto Route 116 SOUTH
2. Take the THIRD LEFT (counting the “Do Not Enter”) into the athletics complex
3. Immediately past the Orr Rink parking lot (which will be directly on your right), the road will fork. Take it to the RIGHT to go down a hill and underneath LeFrak Gymnasium.
4. At the bottom of the hill, Memorial Field will be directly in front of you. To get to Hitchcock Field and the tennis courts, follow the road to the lower parking area.

If you need an address to plug into a GPS or an online web mapping service, use the following:

266 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

To Gooding Field, Pratt Field, the softball field and the outdoor track:

No parking will be permitted on Pratt Field.  Parking will be made available on Hills Field (entrance on Route 9), the Orr Rink parking lot, in the designated game day parking area in front of Alumni Gym, in the designated area on Snell Street, and along Hitchcock Road, Orchard Street and Hazel Avenue. 

The Hitchcock Road entrance is now open only to pedestrian traffic.  All future vehicle access will be at the east entrance off of Route 9.

Handicap parking, with valid handicap placards, for the Gooding and Pratt Field’s will be adjacent to the field house.  Access to this area will be through the Route 9 gate and police officers will be on site to direct you to this location.  Handicap parking, with valid handicap placards, for the softball field will be located in the softball field parking lot located off of Route 9. 

Sidewalk parking is not allowed on campus.

If you need an address to plug into a GPS or an online web mapping service, use the following:

266 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002