Canisius College – Koessler Athletic Center Gymnasium

The focal point of all campus sports activity is the Koessler Athletic Center. The KAC houses both the Physical Education and Athletic Departments and is the site of intercollegiate, intramural, recreation and local high school sporting events. The facility also hosts numerous concerts, comedy shows and the College’s graduate school graduation ceremonies.

The KAC consists of a multi-purpose gymnasium, swimming pool, the Center for Athletic Training, the school’s varsity weight room, a fitness center, coaches’ offices and classrooms. Over the past 10 years, the KAC has added offices for its staff on the ground level, new equipment in an expanded weight room, new offices for the Athletic Department, a new ticket office and the state-of-the-art Center for Athletic Training.

Sports Played Wrestling, Basketball, Volleyball, Martial Arts

Seating Capacity: 2196


Meeting Space

Locker Rooms


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! The KAC is open for all current students and staff members, offering wellness opportunities within the Canisius College aquatic center and weight room, boasting state of the art free weight and cardio equipment, and a fully renovated aquatic center for open swim.