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Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

  • 130 Central Avenue
  • Built 1926
  • 27,000 square feet

Intramural and varsity sports, practice, and multipurpose events facility

The Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, known to most on campus as Gray Cage, is Bates’ second-largest indoor athletic facility. Before the construction of Merrill Gymnasium, the Cage was used for indoor track events and athletic practices. Renovated in 1992, it now houses a large, rubberized, multipurpose surface used for intramural sports, indoor team practices, and large concerts and events.

The multipurpose Clifton Gray Athletic Building, or Gray Cage, has hosted the Bates labyrinth, a canvas walking mat that serves as a place for meditation and contemplation.