Beirut Campus Athletics Facilities
Joseph G. Jabbra Gymnasium
The Joseph G. Jabbra indoor (main) gymnasium is located on the lower campus next to Irwin Hall. It has four levels and is well suited to the needs of LAU students and the university community at large. On the basement level is a state-of-the-art, heated swimming pool. It is 20mx12m and is frequently used for intercollegiate, interscholastic and other competitions. Showers and changing areas are available for everyone’s comfort. All swimming classes, academic and non-academic, are conducted here and free times are scheduled throughout the academic year for students, faculty, and staff.
On court level, the following are available:
- A wooden (parquet) floor primarily used for basketball, volleyball and tennis classes and activities. The court is equipped with a brand new electronic scoreboard and 24-second shot clocks for basketball.
- Men’s locker rooms and showers.
- A multipurpose room.
- An equipment storage room.
The ladies’ locker rooms and showers, a large multi-purpose activities room, the coaches’ and athletic director’s offices are all located on the main level.
Two tennis courts (with lights) are located on the roof, adjacent to the Safadi Fine Arts Building and will be converted into artificial grass soon.
The main gymnasium is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Fitness and Weight Center
With the constant increase in the number of health and fitness conscious individuals, the fully equipped – with some world famous brands – fitness and weight center is an ideal place to work out and establish good exercise habits. Qualified instructors are available all day to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their daily workout.
The fitness center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is located in the basement of the Wadad Khoury Student Center (Upper Campus).