DAVISON ATHLETICS COMPLEX
Davison Athletics Complex
The Davison Athletics Complex is a 22 million dollar 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 1st level is the entrance to the football field for our football players on game-day and houses the Athletics 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, corporate meetings, or a small dinner party.
Davison Athletics Complex Club Lounge
The Davison Athletics Complex Club Lounge has a capacity of 425 for a reception and 320 for a 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 forty 60 inch round banquet tables and 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 Keri King know when making your reservation.
A private dining/meeting room is another area that can be reserved with the Club Lounge or by itself. This private dining/meeting room is located adjacent to the main area of the Club Lounge. In this room, there are 6 square tables with 4 chairs at each table for a dinner/meeting capacity of 24 or the room can be configured for a formal board meeting. The private dining/meeting room also has a large flat screen television with the ability to show a wireless presentation.
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 wireless presentation. The private dining/meeting room also has access to wireless internet and has a wonderful view of the Joe Aillet Stadium.
Directions to Davison Athletics Complex
Location of the Davison Athletics Complex:
Use the Campus Map to see where the Davison Athletics Complex is located in relation to the campus, Interstate 20, Highways 80 and 167. (See #17 Davison Athletics Complex.)
Address: Davison Athletics Complex
1454 West Alabama Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71272
Driving Directions to the Davison Athletics Complex:
From the North (Little Rock, El Dorado, Ark.) – Take Highway 167 south to downtown Ruston. Turn right onto Alabama Avenue and proceed directly to the Davison Athletics Complex. After the third stop light (Alabama Avenue at Tech Drive) you will see the Davison Athletics Complex and the Joe Aillet Stadium (football field) on your right.
From the South (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, La.) – Take Highway 167 north to Ruston. Turn left onto California Avenue and at the fifth stoplight, turn right onto Tech Drive. Proceed down Tech Drive under the railroad overpass to Alabama Avenue (this will be the third stop light – Lady Techster’s Softball Field on your left, J.C. Love Field – baseball – on your right). Turn left on to Alabama Avenue and the Davison Athletics Complex will be on the right.
From the East (Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss.) – Take I-20 west to Ruston, exit 84. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left. Follow Tech Drive to campus. Just as you crest the hill, you will see the Marbury Alumni Center on your left, Joe Aillet Stadium (football field) on your right, proceed one more block to Alabama Avenue (stop light) and turn right. You will then see the tennis courts on your right, turn right into the parking lot and you will see the Davison Athletics Complex on your right.
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. Follow Tech Drive to campus. Just as you crest the hill, you will see the Marbury Alumni Center on your left, Joe Aillet Stadium (football field) on your right. Proceed one more block to Alabama Avenue (stop light) and turn right. You will then see the tennis courts on your right, turn right into the parking lot and you will see the Davison Athletics Complex on your right.
Parking for Guests:
Parking is available surrounding and 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 North parking lot and walk to the west-side entrance of the Davison Athletics Complex.
For our guests with disabilities, there is designated handicapped parking in the parking lot on the west-side entrance of the Davison Athletics Complex.