Athletic Facilities

Taps Gallagher Center

At the heart of Niagara University, the "Taps" Gallagher Center boasts seating for 2,400 and is named after former Purple Eagles men’s basketball coach John J. Gallagher. Niagara University's on-campus facility has been the home court for the school's men's basketball programs since Nov. 30, 1949, and is currently also the home to several athletic programs including the women’s basketball and volleyball teams.

Recent renovations have been made to improve the court and seating and revamp the general décor of the facility. Just outside of the gymnasium is the Niagara University Athletics Hall of Fame, which displays memorabilia from past athletic accomplishments as well as plaques of those who were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Kiernan Center

Welcome to Niagara University's Kiernan Center, the one-stop shop for all of your recreational needs. The center offers over 50 intramural, recreational and health/wellness programs for the university community. In addition, the center is the site for numerous community-based programs. 

Niagara University's Kiernan Recreational Center is a facility where students, university employees, and community members can visit to workout, get in shape, and have fun!

Dwyer Arena

Donated by Bob and Connie Dwyer, Dwyer Arena is home to the men’s Division I hockey program. The facility features men’s and women’s locker rooms, athletic lounges, equipment storage and a large lobby area where fans can purchase Purple Eagles memorabilia. The 2,100-seat capacity allows for sizeable crowds and the recent renovation of the ice and boards has allowed for improved playing surfaces for the athletes. Dwyer Arena's most recent addition is the “party box,” a premium seating area complete with flat screen televisions, surround sound equipment and a full view of the rink.

Athletic Fields

Niagara Field is the newest addition to the athletic facilities on campus. Opened in the 2008-2009 school year, this field is home to several Division I sports, including men's and women’s soccer and lacrosse. The state-of-the-art field features a new field turf surface, lights, seating for 1,200 and a fully functional press box.

The Oxy Aquatic Center

Situated inside Niagara University’s Kiernan Center, the Oxy Aquatic Center has served as the home of several Division I sports, including men's and women's swimming and diving. The 25-yard pool, which can hold over 235,000 gallons of water, was built in 1988 and features a high and low diving board. The Aquatic Center also comes equipped with an electronic timing system that is accurate to .001 of a second. The facility was built to accommodate competitive swimming and diving in scholastic and collegiate categories.