The McNeely Spectrum is an addition to the Warner Palaestra at Saint John's University. It was created out of the necessity for more athletic space. The original Palaestra called for a fieldhouse, but it was never built. The McNeely Spectrum is a 300 x 210-foot athletic facility with a 200-meter six-lane indoor track. It also holds five tennis courts, two collegiate-sized basketball courts and two baseball infields. A dedication ceremony took place on April 17, 1998.
The facilities are currently being updated along with Clemens Stadium, under a $12 million master plan.
Brever, Eric. "More gym renovations? Old floor retired as Claire Lynch Hall receives repairs. SJU to dedicate athletic facilities; CSB/SJU golfers tee off; SJU's Schneider honored," The Record, April 16, 1998.
Boerboom, Mike. "McNeely Spectrum vast and impressive," The Record, September 24, 1998.
Lee, Lor. "Spectrum nearing completion," The Record, March 26, 1998.
Tison, Alivia. "Athletic facilities slated for expansion," The Record, May 6, 2011.
Special thanks to Ariel Smelter '12 for drafting this text.