George E. Luce Physical Activities Center
Built in 1993, the George E. Luce Physical Activities Center features multiple basketball and volleyball courts, an eight-lane swimming pool, an indoor running track, four racquetball courts, a weight room, an auxiliary gymnasium, locker rooms, and athletic training facilities.
The Luce Center is also equipped with classrooms, faculty offices, and physiology laboratory facilities. The Luce Center is the hub of the HPERA complex, which includes outdoor facilities such as soccer, baseball, softball, and cross country fields.
On the site of the Luce Center is also an eight-court tennis facility as well as an archery range, a challenge course, and an equine center. The center was named in honor of George E. Luce and made possible through the generosity of his wife, Willouise.
The Luce Center not only serves as a hub for Asbury University Athletics but also as a fitness and health center available to the community of Wilmore, Jessamine County, and the surrounding areas as well as serving as a host site for your next event.
Asbury's Soccer Field recently completed a major renovation for the 2006 season. Over the summer, the surface was leveled and bermuda grass installed for a field worthy of men's and women's intercollegiate soccer. The track that had ringed the field was removed and a new drainage system was put into place, as well as new stands. The 2006 renovations are the first phase of a three-step project that will become the center piece of Asbury University athletics.
Cross Country Course
The cross country course surrounds the Luce Center complex and makes use of every part of the college owned property on which the Luce Center sits. The team has used this property since the building of the Luce Center in 1993.
The tennis courts house the men's and women's teams. The courts are located directly behind the Luce Center parking lot.
Asbury University will resume its softball program with the 2009 season. The softball field is located adjacent to the Luce Center, located close to the campus watertower by the Luce parking lot.
After a four year absence (2003-2007) Asbury reinstituted baseball for the 2008 season. The field has undergone extensive renovations after years of neglect including refinishing the dugouts, adding a concrete backstop and netting, and most recently adding a windscreen for the outfield fence. Continued renovations are expected including adding a batter's eye beyond center field, an irrigation system, and general field work. The baseball field is located adjacent to the Luce Center close to the city watertower.