Opened in 1992, the John W. Heisman Field House is named for Oberlin’s first football coach, the famed John Heisman who inspired college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy. The facility is located in the far west end of the Philips gymnasium complex. It includes an Mondo indoor track with six 200-meter lanes and four standard-sized indoor tennis courts.
The track is the competition surface for the college’s Indoor track team, but the space is available for use by all Oberlin College students, employees, and recreation center members. The college’s tennis teams use the tennis courts, which also are available for use by all members of the campus and recreation center.