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  • Our fans create such a electric atmosphere at athletics events, we consider them an extra teammate! Whether its students, teachers, parents, franciscan friars, or members of the local community, our fans stay involved in the action (but rarely in their seats)! We are continually upgrading facilities for our 23 Division 1 sports teams, creating a community both on-field and off-field for our athletes. Next time you're in Loretto, be sure to catch an athletics event!

    Home of the Red Flash:

  • Stokes Athletics Center

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    GPS Address: 140 Lakeview Drive, Loretto, PA 15940

    DeGol Arena in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center has been the home of Red Flash Athletics for the past 41 years. The facility, built in 1971 and named in honor of the late Maurice Stokes, houses all Saint Francis athletic administration and staff.

    Last renovated in 1994, the Stokes Center includes a natatorium, a fitness center, an indoor running track, as well as an auxiliary gymnasium. The centerpiece of the complex is the 3,500-seat DeGol Arena that serves as home to the Red Flash men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs. The athletic department’s administrative and coaches’ offices are also located in the building.

    Stokes, who played at the University from 1951-55, led Saint Francis to back-to-back National Invitational Tournament appearances in 1954 and 1955. Stokes was drafted into the NBA by the Rochester Royals prior to the 1955-56 season. He was named the league’s Rookie of the Year and was a three-time All-Star before his career was tragically cut short by a bout with encephalopathy. He battled the condition for twelve years before his death in 1970.

    He was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994

    DeGol Field

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    GPS Address: 172 St. Catherine Street, Loretto, PA 15940

    DeGol Field – located on the site of the historic Pine Bowl – is the home to Red Flash field hockey, football, lacrosse and track & field.

    After an extensive renovation, the facility reopened in 2005 and was renamed in honor of Bruno and Lena DeGol, the lead donors of the facelift project. The installation of an artificial SportExe surface, a new grandstand and press box, lights and the Father Bede Hines Track rounded out the first phase of the project.

    The DeGol Fieldhouse – featuring a weight room and locker room facilities – was completed in summer of 2009. The most recent addition to the complex was is the state-of-the-art scoreboard and message center in the north endzone.

    Immergrün Golf Course

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    Immergrün is a short demanding course that serves as the on-campus home of the Red Flash golf and cross country teams. It is located on the campus of Saint Francis University in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania. Immergrün has never been altered since it was built by Donald Ross for Charles M. Schwab in 1917.  For more information visit

    Stokes Soccerplex

    Stokes Soccerplex

    GPS Address: 140 Lakeview Drive, Loretto, PA 15940

    Constructed in 1971, the 500-seat Stokes Soccerplex serves at the home field for the Red Flash men's and women's soccer teams. The facility features a new scoreboard, sheltered team benches and an elevated pressbox. The complex is located behind the Stokes Athletics Center.

    Red Flash Field

    Red Flash Field PIC

    GPS Address: 111 Juniper Lane, Loretto, PA 15940

    Red Flash Field, located above the Stokes Center and Soccer Complex, is the home of Saint Francis University softball.