Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building

The Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building is the main administrative building for Intercollegiate Athletics at Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located between the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center and the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building along the MAGLEV track. The building is named after Jim Jarrett, athletic director at ODU from 1970 to 2010.

Jim Jarrett Athletics Administration Building, 1990s


During the 1980s, the ODU campus expanded west towards Powhatan Avenue along 43rd Street. As a result, most of the athletic facilities on campus were built during this time, including the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex, the ODU Soccer Stadium, and the Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building. Opened in 1989, the facility houses offices for the Athletic Director, Business, Compliance, Creative Services, External Relations, Facilities, and Media Relations, among others. Additions to the building were added in 2005 and 2007.


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