The Golden Bear Pavilion

A Golden Opportunity to Enhance Our Outdoor Sports Facilities

Here’s the good news: we’ve outgrown our facilities thanks to our growing reputation.

The growth of our Athletic Program continues to attract high caliber student-athletes to Western New England University. However, with that growth comes new demands for facilities that will give our players and their fans the resources they need to take our Athletic Program to the next level. Among the most pressing needs is more locker room space—the proposed Golden Bear Pavilion project will provide such facilities and much more. Make a gift!


Our Challenge, Your Opportunity

Due to increased participation in our varsity sports, we have out grown our varsity locker room capacity in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. We are currently using a trailer as a locker room for some of our teams with the largest squads.

Our dedicated athletes deserve more. That is why Western New England University is committed to raising the funds to construct a stand-alone structure on the athletic fields that will cater to the needs of both our student-athletes and spectators.

The Golden Bear Pavilion will be the future home for football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball, and will include these facilities:

  • Locker Rooms
  • A Training Room
  • An Equipment Room
  • Public Restrooms
  • A Concession Stand

Our goal is to complete the $1.5 million project for the 2014-2015 season.

Our hope is that the many alumni who proudly wore a Golden Bear uniform and our dedicated Golden Bear supporters will make a gift to support this important development in the evolution of our outdoor sports complex.

Give today and help get the ball rolling.

Your gift will help us to ensure that we have the necessary funds to make this project happen.

For more information, contact:

Robert Ziomek 
Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Thank you for your support of our student-athletes!

Read more about the Golden Bear Pavilion in the Spring 2014 issue of Alumni Outlook:



"Considering our recent success, more and more student-athletes want to be a part of Golden Bear football. As a result, our team has grown considerably. If athletes are willing to commit to us, we need to show that same commitment to them. Your support of the Golden Bear Pavilion will help us not only accommodate our increased program numbers, but also provide a top-notch facility for them to excel on the field."

Keith Emery
Football Coach