Completed in the fall of 1995, Linfield's multi-purpose field house is unique among Northwest small colleges.
The field house gives the tennis teams the flexibility of playing matches indoors or out, depending on what the Northwest's unpredictable weather is doing at the time.
During January and February, the baseball and softball teams can hone their skills during spring training, using the field house for batting practice and drills. The track team often uses the field house to practice fundamentals during the winter. The football team can even practice indoors if ever a layer of snow blankets the playing field. The Rutschman Field House features three tennis/volleyball courts, baseball and softball batting cages and a pole vault pit.
It also contains a dressing room for
visiting football teams as well as a
north-side ticket booth.
The History Room, a permanent exhibit detailing the history and evolution of Linfield athletics, occupies a spacious foyer area at the main entrance to the field house.
With 26,600 square feet of rubberized playing surface, the field house can be used as an indoor practice facility during inclement weather.
The field house is named in honor of retired Linfield athletic director, baseball and football coach Ad Rutschman, and his wife, Joan, who served as athletic secretary and ticket manager for 27 years.