Mackal Field House

Mackal Field House features a six-lane, 200-meter indoor track, including eight lanes on the straightaways, fitness center, weight room, and four basketball courts. The facility annually hosts the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships.


Mackal Cardio Room

A 5,000 sq. ft. facility which offers new top-of-the-line cardiovascular equipment including Precor treadmills, Precor ellipticals, adaptive motion trainers, ARC trainers, recumbent/upright bikes, Sci-Fit Upperbody Ergometer, Concept II rowers Model D, and stairmasters.

Also located in the Cardio Center are large open areas complete with mats for stretching and equipment such as the Ab Coaster, Hammer Strength chin/dip, and plenty of necessary items for functional training like medicine balls, kettlebells, foam rollers, and stability balls. This area now houses the Cybex strength training circuit, a special athletic flooring section, and dumbbells ranging from 3-50 lbs.

Mackal Weight Room

The Weight Room is a 3,800 sq. ft. space featuring Cybex strength training circuit, double sets of dumbbells ranging from 5lbs to 150lbs, a power cage, squat rack, multi-rack cable station, and smith machine. Additional pieces include a Hammer Strength Chest/Back and a Hammer Strength Glute-Ham Developer. Plates range from 2.5 to 100lbs (iron & rubber) and there are various bars and attachments for your workout needs.

Sports and Recreation

Also located in Mackal Field House:

  • Multi-purpose courts, for basketball, exercise classes, and special events
  • Men’s & women’s locker rooms
  • Customer Service Center–equipment check-out, membership service, program registration, and lock and locker rental
  • Campus Recreation administrative offices
  • During Open Recreation, one court is designated for recognized groups to reserve for activity space. For precise information on facility availability, patrons are encouraged to call the Rec Hotline at 401.874.4343


The facility, which opened in 1991, is sponsored by the generous gift of $500,000 from the late Henry H. Mackal in 1975 and made feasible by a $5.4 million state bond referendum (1986), a $200,000 contribution from Fleet Bank and University capital funds, meets many long-standing needs of the URI Sports Community. The completion of the $8 million Mackal facility in 1991 marked the culmination of a project over ten years in the making.