Intercollegiate Athletics

Houston Gym 248
(716) 878-6533

Buffalo State’s 70,000-square-foot Sports Complex is home to the NCAA Division III Buffalo State Bengals and includes the Sports Arena, Ice Arena, Houston Gymnasium, and Kissinger Pool. The Sports Arena boasts a 3,500-seat basketball arena, a one-tenth-mile (160-meter) indoor track, the 1,800-seat Ice Arena (Buffalo’s only collegiate ice rink), and the SUNY Buffalo State University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. Houston Gym includes the Kissinger Pool natatorium; the campus fitness center; a multi-purpose room; group cycling studio; and basketball, racquetball, and volleyball courts. Surrounding athletics facilities include Coyer Field and press box for football, lacrosse, and soccer competition with spectator bleacher seating for 3,000; a softball field; practice fields; and a quarter-mile (400-meter) outdoor track.

Men’s Division III sports include basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball. Women’s Division III sports include acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball, with wrestling beginning in 2023‒2024. Students can sign up for intramural activities (including team and individual sports) or use athletic facilities for recreation with their current Buffalo State Bengal ID.