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.
The Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse Center Project News
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.
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
A Vision Fulfilled
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to the East (February
Naming honors long-time service (February
the house orange (December
New year in the works
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
and Fieldhouse to Be Celebrated Together (January 16, 2006)
Fieldhouse Spaces to Honor Four Hope Couples (December 18, 2005)
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
Court Advantage (January
Construction is complete on the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse
at Hope College. Follow the progress through our photo galleries.
Women's Basketball (February 11, 2006)
Richard & Helen
DeVos Fieldhouse Dedication (January 2006)
Men's Basketball (January 14, 2006)
Opening for DeVos Fieldhouse (November 19, 2005)
Devos Fieldhouse Construction (Opened
DeVos Fieldhouse Construction
DeVos Fieldhouse Ground
Breaking and Early Construction