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The Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse

The DeVos Fieldhouse houses the offices for the department of kinesiology and the college's athletic training program, and is the home court for the volleyball and men's and women's basketball programs. The 102,000 square foot building is located at Fairbanks Avenue south of Ninth Street. The fieldhouse is named for Richard and Helen DeVos in honor of their foundation's leadership gift. The total project cost was $22 million.


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Quick Facts

  • The fieldhouse honors Richard and Helen DeVos for their impact on the quality of life in western Michigan, the Holland community and at Hope College. The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation contributed a $7.5 million anchor gift to the project.

  • The 102,000 square foot fieldhouse is located at the Eastern Gateway entrance to the Holland community, on Fairbanks Avenue near Eighth and Ninth streets. Part of the property includes the sites of the former Western Foundry and City of Holland Street Department garage.

  • Extensive use of green space around the facility creates a park-like setting designed to help enhance the visual appeal of the main eastern gateway to downtown and campus.

  • The college broke ground in late April of 2004. The DeVos Fieldhouse opened for the 2005-06 basketball season.

  • The DeVos Fieldhouse houses offices for the department of kinesiology and the college's athletic training program, and is the home court for the volleyball and men's and women's basketball teams.

  • The kinesiology department and athletic training program moved from the college's Dow Center. The college's intercollegiate swimming and diving program remains headquartered at the Dow. The college's Department of Dance has moved into the former kinesiology offices. The Dow gymnasium has become more available for intramurals and other student use.

  • Owned and operated by Hope, the fieldhouse serves as a community resource for local events, helping to meet an area-wide need for such space. Designed to seat approximately 3,400 fans for an athletic event, it will also serve as a venue for other college and community events.

  • The construction manager was the Dan Vos Construction Co. of Ada, Mich..

  • The architectural firm was Ellerbe Becket of Kansas City, Mo. Ellerbe Becket is considered one of the nation's leading architectural firms in the design of spectator arenas with more than 20 NBA and NHL facilities and many college complexes to their credit.

  • The total project cost was approximately $22 million.



    DeVos Fieldhouse Site Plan (click to view a larger site plan)

    DeVos Fieldhouse Concourse Level (click to view a larger floor plan)

    DeVos Fieldhouse Event Level (click to view a larger floor plan)

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    Aerial View Looking from the West

    DeVos Fieldhouse Project News


    Legacies: A Vision Fulfilled




    news from Hope College

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    Anchor to the East (February 2006)
    Naming honors long-time service (February 2006)

    Paint the house orange (December 2005)

    New year in the works (August 2005)

    A lasting legacy (February 2005)
    Give the future (December 2004)
    Making a lasting difference (October 2004)
    Four cornerstones (October 2004)
    The Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse (October 2004)
    Touch every tomorrow (August 2004)
    A sprint to the start (August 2004)
    The future begins (June 2004)
    Quote, unquote (June 2004)
    Hope for Tomorrow (June 2004)
    Construction projects given green light (February 2004)
    Twice the advantage (December 2003)
    In their own words (February 2003)
    Fieldhouse dream closer to reality (August 2002)

    Hope College Press Releases

    Research and Fieldhouse to Be Celebrated Together (January 16, 2006)
    DeVos Fieldhouse Spaces to Honor Four Hope Couples (December 18, 2005)
    DeVos Fieldhouse Debuts with Nov. 19 Home Openers (November 7, 2005)
    Legacies Campaign Sets Record (January 28, 2005)

    Busy Summer Anticipates School Year (August 11, 2004)
    Groundbreakings Celebrate Campus Development (April 30, 2004)
    Martha Miller Groundbreaking to be Held April 29 (April 24, 2004)
    Groundbreaking Ceremonies Scheduled (April 15, 2004)
    Construction Projects Get Go-Ahead from Trustees (January 23, 2004)
    Hope Expands Legacies Campaign to $105 Million (January 30, 2002)
    Fieldhouse Planning Enters Next Phase (July 09, 2002)


    Holland Sentinel special publication

    Home Court Advantage (January 2006)



    Construction is complete on the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse at Hope College. Follow the progress through our photo galleries.



    DeVos Fieldhouse Highlights



    DeVos Fieldhouse Weightroom

    Hope-Calvin Women's Basketball (February 11, 2006)

    Richard & Helen DeVos Fieldhouse Dedication (January 2006)

    Hope-Calvin Men's Basketball (January 14, 2006)

    Grand Opening for DeVos Fieldhouse (November 19, 2005)



    Devos Fieldhouse Construction (Opened November 2005)



    DeVos Fieldhouse Floor Evolution



    DeVos Fieldhouse Construction



    DeVos Fieldhouse Ground Breaking and Early Construction

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