Not every student at Grand Valley is a sports fan, but those who are into athletics are not disappointed. The varsity teams, especially football, are very successful, and the football team has earned consecutive Directors' Cups. Lubbers Stadium is relatively large, but it still gets packed for every football game. The student section has a limited capacity, but many students leave by halftime, which frees up seats.
Athletic fields and facilities are plentiful on campus. Students who want to exercise regularly will appreciate the variety of exercise machines available at the Fieldhouse, which also has a climbing center, aquatic center, an indoor track, and basketball courts. You will also see many students jogging on the many wide sidewalks on campus. Grand Valley also has outdoor tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, and volleyball courts open for student use. Many of these are located near the Fieldhouse, but there are some volleyball and basketball courts near the residence halls. The turf building has a large track, turf field, and multi-purpose rooms.