Definition of field house in English:

field house

noun

North American
  • 1A large building, often part of a college, that provides space for a variety of athletic facilities, such as basketball and squash courts, a running track, a swimming pool, exercise equipment, and often an indoor arena with spectator seating.

    • ‘After all, that would be like forcing the baseball, tennis and track teams to all practice within one field house at the same time.’
    • ‘But after my inauguration we had the field house set up with two stages, and we had 10 or 12 bands play.’
    • ‘We get a choice to go to the gym or the yard every night - or the field house as they call it.’
    • ‘Inside there are four Olympic-sized ice rinks, two double gymnasiums, an indoor field house, a theatre stage, banquet facilities and numerous meeting rooms.’
    • ‘They're just not producing concerts in gymnasiums and field houses the way they used to.’
    • ‘As host country, Canada chose to play on a carpet-like surface laid down in the indoor field house, Alpern described.’
    • ‘She strode through the field house door.’
    • ‘When the astrologer came to my campus, I was among thousands of students who filled the field house to hear her lecture, a crowd worthy of Hendrix.’
    • ‘As if on cue, the glass doors of the field house opened, and the opponents strolled in.’
    • ‘They donated $10,000 to help fund a new juice bar at the base field house, a place where spouses of deployed Airmen can work out while their children play.’
    • ‘4,000 people gathered in the university field house.’
    • ‘Actually, the plans are more for an indoor field house complex, and the stadium project was an additional option.’
    • ‘Reaching their dreams has taken one lap at a time as they zoomed around the field house parking lot.’
    • ‘A new student life center, an athletic stadium and field house, and an Olympic-sized pool and swimming program are among the proposals.’
    • ‘The field house was closed because the All-Army Team was having tryouts.’
    • ‘St. Francis honored Stokes by naming a new field house after its most famous alumnus.’
    • ‘It was composed of three large buildings: the living quarters building, the academic building, and the field house, which housed the gym, pool, and rock wall.’
    • ‘Their new field house was built mainly to accommodate intramurals and the campus community.’
  • 2A building usually adjacent to an athletic field and equipped with changing rooms, lockers, showers, etc., for those using the athletic facility.

    • ‘Throughout most of training camp, Flynn left the field house in Napa each day with a bag of ice wrapped around his right elbow.’
    • ‘It also paid $292,700 to the company for replacement of the field house in Myrtle Park.’
    • ‘True, it is not the easiest monument to find: a modest stele just north of the field house in Tompkins Square Park.’
    • ‘Linebacker Maiava departed the field house after practice on crutches, with his left foot in a walking boot.’
    • ‘The kids were coming home by bus, and I was to meet them at the field house.’
    • ‘Can't you just run around the field house perimeter?’
    • ‘When he's through, he sits on a bench as the weak light filters through the old field house windows.’
    • ‘Marrone made the decision to sit Manuel early into practice after the quarterback showed difficulty with his mobility inside the field house.’
    • ‘It is a classic Moses park - ball fields, basketball courts, a red-brick field house - designed by Gilmore Clarke, the landscape architect of the Westchester parkways.’
    • ‘But to help prepare players for Sunday's cold in Green Bay, the Vikings opened the giant sliding garage doors on their field house to let the freeze in.’