Traveling to Wesleyan's Athletic Facilities

Freeman Athletic Center

161 Cross Street, Middletown, Connecticut 06459-0413
Phone: (860) 685-2690
Fax: (860) 685-2691

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By Air to Bradley International Airport

Travelers may take a limousine to Hartford and arrange bus transporation from Union Station to Middletown, or a limousine to the Holiday Inn in Cromwell, where they may arrange taxi service or hotel in-house van service (based upon availability) to the campus.
By Train
AMTRAK trains stop in Meriden (8 miles from Middletown), New Haven, and Hartford.
By Car from Hartford and North:
Take Interstate 91 South through Hartford to exit 22S (left-hand exit). This exit is for Route 9 South to Middletown. At exit 15 (second light), turn right onto Route 66 West (also called Washington Street). Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.
By Car from New Haven and South:
Traveling on Interstate 91 North, take exit 18 (66 East) - or - Traveling on Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15 North), take exit 68 to Route 691/66 East. Route 66 becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.
By Car from Waterbury and West:
Traveling on Interstate 84 East, take exit 27 to Route 691/66 East. Route 66 E becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.

By Car from New London and Southeast:

Travel on Route 95 North to Route 9 North in Old Saybrook. Follow Route 9 North all the way to Middletown and turn left at the first traffic light in Middletown (Route 66 West). Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.
By Car from Willimantic and East:
Travel on Route 66 West all the way to Portland. Go over the bridge to Middletown, which puts you on Main Street. Stay on Main Street to third light, which is for Route 66 West (Washington Street). Turn right on Washington Street. Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.

Freeman Athletic Center, including the Bacon Field House, 
Spurrier-Snyder Ice Rink, Natatorium, Gymnasium, Squash Courts, Track, Smith Turf Field and Tennis Courts

If coming West on Route 66/Washington Street, go past High Street and turn left at next light onto Vine Street (cemetery on corner). Travel on Vine Street (tennis courts on right), turning to the right onto Knowles Avenue where the street branches off. At the stop sign turn right. Parking for the Freeman Athletic Center is available in both Lot R on the right side of Cross Street across from the Freeman Athletic Center or in Lot Q, which is located on the left side of Cross Street (first left after the fire station) .

If coming East on Route 66/Washington Street, turn right on Vine Street (cemetery on corner), which is the first light past Dunkin' Donuts and Midas. Travel on Vine Street (tennis courts on right), turning right onto Knowles Avenue where the street branches off. At the stop sign turn right.  Parking for the Freeman Athletic Center is available in both Lot R on the right side of Cross Street across from the Freeman Athletic Center or in Lot Q, which is located on the left side of Cross Street (first left after the fire station) .

Important Entrance and Parking Information

Entrance Instructions
All visitors must enter the Freeman Athletic Center through the front doors on the north side of the building on Cross Street.  The bridge entrance from Lot Q will be open only when an event is scheduled in the gymnasium..

Parking Instructions
All parking for users and visitors of the Freeman Athletic Center will be in either the Cross Street parking lot (Lot R) or the West parking lot (Lot Q). The entrance to Lot R is located on Cross Street directly across from the fire station.  The entrance to Lot Q is on Cross Street and is the first left after the fire station.  There will be no bus parking or student parking allowed in either Lot R or Lot Q.

Bus Information
Buses should use the Cross Street bus circle, located in the front of the Freeman Athletic Center, for all drop-offs and pick-ups.  Buses may not park in this area.  After dropping off passengers, buses should proceed to the Vine Street parking lot.  There will be no bus parking allowed in Lot R or Lot Q.

 

Andrus Field and Jackson Field (formerly North Field)

Follow Washington Street past Main Street, then up the hill past two traffic lights. Turn left at the third light onto High Street.. Take the next right -hand turn (no light) onto Wyllys Avenue. On the left is the football/baseball field (Andrus Field) and on the right is the soccer/lacrosse field (Jackson Field).


Wesleyan Cross Country Course

Follow the directions to the Freeman Athletic Center (above). From the Freeman Athletic Center proceed west on Cross Street (which becomes Long Lane) for 6/10 of a mile. The course will be on your right. Look for the Long Lane Farm sign on the right. Make a right into the parking lot. Start/finish line is behind McConaughy Hall. Additional parking is on the left side of Long Lane.

 


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