Facilities 

Baseball Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panther Field Baseball Complex includes:

  • Fully enclosed, lighted, Major League size field with seating for over 2500 fans.
  • Professional grounds maintenance by Game Day Inc., providing the top playing surface in the area, along with RFK Stadium.
  • Patriot Bermuda grass playing surface installed in 2005.
  • State of the art, underground irrigation and drainage system.
  • Major League quality batting practice “turtle” and array of professional screens.
  • 1600 square foot “press box & clubhouse” facility directly behind home plate with lockers, storage space and a coaches’ office.
  • Upgraded sound system for announcing and music.
  • Enlarged home dugout with new benches, bat rack, helmet rack and adequate equipment space.
  • Two 90’ x 20’ artificial turf batting and pitching facilities.
  • Multiple hitting stations set up to accommodate 20 hitters at one time.

   

Panther Activity Center (The PAC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PAC is an air conditioned state of the art facility with a full size college main floor and 2 high school regulation cross courts.  A re-finished auxiliary gym adds to the ample space for instruction and play (see below).

 

 Auxiliary Gym

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “original” gym used until 2003 by all teams, PE and the local CYO for basketball,

volleyball and wrestling, including tournaments! 

 Panther Stadium

 

 Fairfax High School Rebels first took the field at their newly built school in 1937.  The construction of the campus was performed by the Works Progress Administration, providing badly needed jobs during the Great Depression.  After World War II, the athletic complex was named “War Memorial Field” in honor of Fairfax graduates and other veterans lost during the war.   The Fairfax staff developed a reputation during those years for thorough, careful maintenance of the field.  The Diocese of Arlington purchased the facility in 1982 and the Panthers first played here in 1983.  Improvements from that period included the grandstand and lighting, the pressbox, the flagpole and the Panther Pause concession stand. 

The field’s playing surface is Patriot Bermuda grass with a state of the art underground and drainage system.  Paul VI is one of only two schools in the conference able to host a night game under the lights! 

 

John Welcher Wrestling Room


 The wrestling facility at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax is dedicated to retired Coach John Welcher, who coached for 19 years.  The room includes the “PVI Wrestling Wall of Champions” banner, recognizing nearly 50 former and current Panther wrestlers for their distinguished achievements.

A man of principle, Coach Welcher was known for his impeccable integrity, strong discipline and tireless work ethic. It is fitting that the coach’s name should adorn the school’s wrestling room as part of the schools PAC (Panther Activity Center) which opened in 2004.

 

Weight Room