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Due to security restrictions in place, only those vehicles driven by someone with a Department of Defense identification card will be able to drive onto the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. Fans without a DoD ID card who are attending volleyball matches, wrestling meets or track meets must park outside of the USNA. It is suggested that fans attending volleyball matches, wrestling meets or track meets park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and ride the shuttle bus to and from games. Otherwise they must walk through the security gate and to the arena.
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- vehicle and pedestrian access information,
- shuttle bus availability,
- ticket information,
- team schedules, plus
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- Wesley Brown Field House Fact Sheet
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- Wesley Brown Field House Dedicated - Trident
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Built facing the scenic Severn River, the Wesley A. Brown Field House is a 140,000-square-foot multi-function athletic facility that serves as the home for the men's and women's track & field programs, the primary location for Navy volleyball matches and an indoor practice facility for the football and lacrosse teams.
The facility boasts a unique combination of a 76,000-square-foot retractable Magic Carpet Astroturf system and a Mondo track surface with hydraulically controlled banked curves.
In a matter of four to six hours, a full indoor track and field setup can be converted into an indoor football practice facility complete with target goalposts for placekicking practice. The football-lined synthetic playing surface is stored on a spool at the south end of the field house and deployed by a combination of nine winches and an 18-port distributed air blower system that causes the turf to float across the floor surface as it is deployed and retracted.
State-of-the-art weight training and sports medicine facilities, as well as equipment storage areas round out this newest addition to the Navy athletics arsenal.
Seven sets of bleachers surround three sides of the volleyball court, providing seating for 420 fans. Additionally, a balcony runs the full length of the court to provide a birds-eye view of the action.
The facility is named after Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, USN (ret.), the first African American midshipman to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in 1949.
|Size:||140,000 sq ft|
|Turf area:||76,000 sq ft|
|Weight room area:||5800 sq ft|