The Gymnastics Rooms
The Huskie gymnastics team enjoys some of the finest competition and practice facilities in the Mid-American Conference.
Northern Illinois' gymnastics facilities have been upgraded in each of the last two years, most recently with the completion of the NIU Gymnastics Room for the 2008-09 season. The new area gives the Huskies' nearly three times more space than before and is filled with new, state-of-the-art equipment, including multiple bars sets and balance beams. The new area supplements the previous practice facility, which features an above-ground pit system that is seven-feet deep with two runways, 736 square feet of loose foam and a myriad of landing mats and skill cushions. The practice area also houses an above-ground pit system at the end of a full-length tumbling strip.
Inside the adjacent Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center, which opened in August 2007, NIU gymnasts have the use of the 12,500-square foot weight room and fully-staffed athletic training room to enhance their athletic development and manage their health and fitness.
NIU gymnastics home meets are held in the 9,100-seat Convocation Center., site of the 2005 Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championships Competitions are held in either the "main bowl" of the "Convo" or in the adjacent, and cozier Victor E. Court.
Located on the west end of campus, the Convocation Center encompasses 215,000 square feet with over 3,000 parking spaces. In addition to athletics events, NIU commencement ceremonies, job fairs, concerts, and other programs have been held in the building. The north side of the building holds the Huskie Athletics administrative and coaching offices.