Northwest University is a member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference and the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and have exceptional facilities for their competition in soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, cross country, and track & field.
Our men and women's soccer teams play on one of the finest natural grass surfaces in the west. Formerly the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL, the field has exceptional drainage capabilities in wet weather making it an excellent surface for competition even in heavy rain.
Men and women's basketball and women's volleyball play in the newly renovated NU Pavilion, built in 1964. In the summer of 2012 major improvements were made including exterior paint, new entrance doors, an expanded lobby area, new bleachers and new glass backboards were installed.
Women's fastpitch softball begins in the spring of 2013 and the team will play their games at the Everest Park Ball Fields in Kirkland which is the home of the Softball World Series and just a short drive north of the NU campus.
Men's and women's cross country trains on and around the NU campus and in Bridal Trails State Park, a beautiful setting just a short run from the campus and across and east of I-405 via a footbridge. Historical Lincoln Park in West Seattle is considered the team's home course and was the site of the 2008 Cascade Conference Championships which was hosted by Northwest U.
The men's and women's track and field team trains both on campus and at nearby Lake Washington High School which is located north east of the campus approximately 3 miles away. Lake Washington's track stadium and facility provides an outstanding training area for both the track and the field athletes.
The Eagle Fitness Center provides approximately 2000 square feet of space for athletes, students and faculty. A full array of free weight, weight machines and cardio equipment is available for their physical training. It is located on the lower level of the Barton Building and is the former weight room of the Seattle Seahawks.
* All buses and large trucks should use one of the three entrances on NE 53rd.
See the Visitor's Guide for a campus map and driving directions.