Campus and Community

Davison Athletics Complex

The Davison Athletics Complex is a $22 million facility located in the south end-zone of Joe Aillet Stadium. The Davison Athletics Complex was named in honor of the Davison Family. The Davison family of Ruston have been dedicated alumni and supporters for Louisiana Tech for many years. Naming the facility after their family was a way for Louisiana Tech to recognize them for their unwavering support not only for athletics but for the University as a whole. Louisiana Tech University was able to build this 70,000 plus square foot facility mainly through private donations to the Quest for Excellence Campaign and a fee passed by the Louisiana Tech University student body.

The Davison Athletics Complex has three different levels. The first level is the entrance to the football field for our football players on game-day and houses the Athletic Department’s weight room and the football player’s locker room. The 2nd level is the main entrance to facility, with the main lobby being located on the west side of the building just behind the Charles Wyly Athletic Center. Also located on the 2nd level, are the football coach’s offices, position meeting rooms and a team meeting room for football. The 3rd level is entirely dedicated to the state-of-the-art Club Lounge which is perfect for special events.

The Club Lounge can be used by student organizations for banquets, meetings, and other on-campus special events. The public can also reserve this space which provides the perfect venue for wedding receptions, formal banquets, Christmas parties, and corporate meetings.

Davison Athletic Complex Club Lounge 

The Davison Athletics Complex Club Lounge has a capacity of 425 for a standing reception and 320 for a seated dinner. The Club Lounge has a state-of-the-art audio/visual system which includes a smart-podium, 2 wireless microphones, 2 projector screens with ceiling mounted projectors and a sound system that can play music throughout the lounge and on the outside field patio. The Club Lounge also has 12 flat screen televisions, wireless internet and the option of a hard-wired internet connection which is included with the reservation. The Club Lounge reservation also includes the use of fifty 60 inch round banquet tables and three hundred and thirty padded chairs. Each table can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. Throughout the facility, there are other seating options available and those options are: sofas, bar-height tables with bar-height stools, plush lounge chairs in coordinating blue and red color schemes, and gray ottomans for additional seating or table usage.

The outside field patio has 302 chairback seats, 4 fixed handicapped seats, and 4 wheelchair accessible seats. The outside field patio has a great view of the video/scoreboard which is located in the North end-zone of Joe Aillet Stadium. The video/scoreboard can be used for an additional rental fee. Static, scrolling images, video, or a timed production can be displayed for your guests. If you are interested in using the video/scoreboard please let Allison Brister know when making your reservation.

Davison Athletics Complex Private Meeting Room

Our private dining/meeting room is the perfect venue for small meetings or dinners that can seat up to 24 guests or can be configured for a board-room setting meeting. This room can be reserved by itself or with the entire Club Lounge. This room has a large flat screen television which has the ability to show a  presentation. The private dining/meeting room also has access to wireless internet and has a wonderful view of the Joe Aillet Stadium.

General fees

  • Club Lounge Rental Cost: $1,500.00
  • Refundable Deposit: $500.00
  • Cleaning Fee (If alcohol is served or a large event): Typically $400.00
  • Security Fee: $35 per hour
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance: Required
  • Private Meeting Room Rental Cost: $500.00
  • Video Board/Scoreboard Fees at the Joe Aillet Stadium:
  • Static or Scrolling Images: $1,250.00
  • Video or Timed Presentation: $1,500.00-$2,250

Included:

  • Tables and Chairs: fifty 60 inch round tables, twenty four 6 foot tables, and three hundred and thirty padded banquet chairs. Each table can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.Throughout the facility, there are other seating options available and those options are: sofas, bar-height tables with bar-height stools, plush lounge chairs in coordinating blue and red color schemes, and gray ottomans for additional seating or table usage.
  • Audio/visual system:a smart-podium, two wireless microphones, two projector screens with ceiling mounted projectors and a sound system that can play music throughout the lounge and on the outside field patio. The Club Lounge also has 12 flat screen televisions.
  • Setup/Teardown:staff will set the room according to your layout and tear down once the event is over.
  • Housekeeping: staff will ensure the facility is clean before the start of your event and clean up after the function is over.
  • Signage: will be placed in the lobby with the name of your event to assist guest with knowing which floor to take in the elevator.
  • Event Coordinator:assist with agenda, timelines, catering, floor plans, audio visual, and present during your event.
  • Wireless Internet: wireless internet and the option of a hard-wired internet connection.

Reserve the Davison Athletic Complex

Allison Brister
Special Events & Facilities Coordinator
P.O. Box 3168
Ruston, LA 71272
abrister@latech.edu
318.257.3694

Upon request

  •  Sample liability insurance
  • Sample contract
  • Blank floor plan
Aramark catering

Aramark is the exclusive food and beverage service provider for Louisiana Tech University. They offer a wide range of menus as well as both cash and open bars. The service of alcoholic beverages is governed by the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commission. Alcoholic beverages can only be provided and served by Aramark and are not allowed at events being hosted by student organizations. Alcoholic beverages may not be removed from designated locations. Only beer and wine is to be served at this facility. It is the responsibility of the client to place catering orders for their event.

Contact

Director of Catering Julie Thompson
Phone: 318.257.3213
Email: thompson-julie@aramark.com

Assistant Director of Catering Lisa North
Phone: 318.257.3213
Email: north-lisa@aramark.com

Executive Chef Karen Bennett
Phone: 318.257.3213
Email: bennett-karen@latech.edu

Menu and Pricing

Customized menu can be developed by catering staff and executive chef.

Linens

Arrangements for all linens need to be made through Aramark.

  • Skirting – White, black, red, and blue
  • Tablecloths – White and black
  • Linen napkins – White, black, red, and blue
Directions

Address

Davison Athletics Complex
1454 West Alabama Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71272

Campus map

Driving directions

From the North (Little Rock, El Dorado, Ark.) – Take Highway 167 south to downtown Ruston. Turn right onto Alabama Avenue (located approximately 1 mile south of Interstate 20) and travel approximately 1 mile. Just past the third traffic light (Alabama Avenue at Tech Drive)you will see Joe Aillet Stadium (football field)on your right. The Davison Athletics Complex is located in the south end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium just behind the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.

From the South (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, La.) – Take Highway 167 north to Ruston. After crossing the railroad tracks in downtown Ruston, turn left at the second traffic light on to Alabama Avenue and travel approximately 1 mile. Just past the third traffic light (Alabama Avenue at Tech Drive)you will see Joe Aillet Stadium (football field)on your right. The Davison Athletics Complex is located in the south end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium just behind the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.

 From the East (Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss.) – Take I-20 west to Ruston, Exit 84. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Tech Drive and travel approximately 0.7 miles to the first traffic light located at the intersection of Tech Drive and Alabama Avenue. Turn right onto Alabama Avenue. You will see Joe Aillet Stadium (football field)on your right. The Davison Athletics Complex is located in the south end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium just behind the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.

From the West (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas) – Take I-20 east to Ruston, Exit 84. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto Tech Drive and travel approximately 0.7 miles to the first traffic light located at the intersection of Tech Drive and Alabama Avenue. Turn right onto Alabama Avenue. You will see Joe Aillet Stadium (football field)on your right. The Davison Athletics Complex is located in the south end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium just behind the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.

Parking

Parking is available between Joe Aillet Stadium and the Thomas Assembly Center. We advise all guests to park on the west-side entrance of the Davison Athletics Complex or in the South parking lot and walk to the west-side entrance of the Davison Athletics Complex. After entering the DAC, please take the elevator to the 3rd level to the Club Lounge.

For our guests with disabilities, there is designated handicapped parking in the parking lot on the west-side entrance of the Davison Athletics Complex.