World-class facilities are integral to fulfilling the Cal Athletics mission. When we invest in state-of-the-art facilities, venues and amenities, we not only best support our student-athletes in their training and performance, but we also strive to create an excellent game-day experience for our fans while providing revenue for our entire department. Our student-athletes spend a significant amount of hours every week in our training centers and they merit this high-level support to win athletically and personally.
As a global athletic and academic powerhouse, Cal continues to uphold the High Performance Initiative, a revolutionary performance philosophy designed to build competitive advantage, maximize efficiency and enhance the scholar-athlete experience. By employing new technologies and fully utilizing the physical design of our competitive and training centers on campus, Cal Athletics elevates the support for scholar-athletes, expanding to offer this competitive advantage to our 30 athletic programs.
If you are interested in giving to a Capital Project, please contact the Cal Athletics Fund at CalAthleticsFund@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2427.
Legends Aquatics Center
Cal’s latest state-of-the-art facility is Legends Aquatic Center. Located at 2214 Bancroft Way, across from Edwards Stadium, Legends is a donor-led project built entirely with private donations and designed to ensure the lasting legacy of Cal’s extraordinary aquatics programs – men’s and women’s swimming & diving as well as men’s and women’s water polo. Featuring a 50-meter pool with a movable bulkhead, the center also houses a diving tower with various platforms, spacious and modern locker rooms, a team room used for dryland training and study space and lastly, student-athlete driven upgrades such as a video scoreboard and excellent audio-visual features. The Legends diving tower is also the first diving tower in the immediate East Bay and allows our divers to train and compete locally.
Prior to the construction of Legends Aquatic Center, Cal’s world-class aquatic squads were limited to Spieker Pool, our historic aquatic facility also open to the public. Similarly, our swimmers, divers and water polo student-athletes were restricted in both practice and competition times in addition to the breadth of classes and majors available to them. While Legends opened in October 2016, fundraising for the project is ongoing through June 30, 2017. If you are interested in making a gift to our legendary aquatics complex and to learn about our naming and recognition opportunities, please call the Cal Athletics Fund at (510) 642-2427.