Demske Sports Complex – Canisius University

DESCRIPTION: Here you will find all you need to know to keep you actively engaged with the happenings in and around the Koessler Athletic Center and Demske Sports Complex which is home to Division I, Club and Intramural athletic programs here at Canisius. Whether you're a fan of the Griffs, current athlete or weekend warrior who enjoys engaging themselves in a variety of athletic forums, Canisius College Sports and Athletic Facilities provide a wide variety of options for you to engage yourself, meet new people, and explore all that the college has to offer!

1829 Main St.,
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 888-3174 (fax)

Sports Played Swimming, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Lacrosse

Seating Capacity: 1200

Softball Fields

Baseball Fields: 1

Soccer Fields

Lacrosse Fields: 1


Meeting Space

Locker Rooms

Multi-purpose Outdoor Fields



Soccer Field

The facility is unique for its space utilization in a compact urban setting and has set the standard for design for other schools with limited land. Built on a 14-acre parcel of land located behind the Koessler Athletic Center, the multi-use, all-purpose, all-weather A-Turf surface serves as home to the Golden Griffin soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball teams. The field, which is fully lighted for evening activities, features grandstand seating for 1,000 and portable bleachers for 200. In addition to the field, locker rooms for Canisius student-athletes and visiting opponents sits adjacent to the Koessler Athletic Center. During the summer of 2023, the Turf received a facelift with new A-Turf featuring the Titan system which turned the outer edges into blue and gold.

The Demske Sports Complex hosted the 2004, 2009, 2011 and 2013 MAAC Men’s Lacrosse League Championships, the 2012 and 2014 MAAC Women’s Lacrosse Championships — both won by the Griffs — and also served as the site of the 2010, 2021, 2022 and 2023 MAAC Softball Championships.