The Marc A. Zambetti '80 Athletic Center includes a beautiful, full-sized gymnasium that seats 450 people and features a regulation-sized full court and two smaller courts running side-to-side with a divider, allowing the gymnasium to be separated into two spaces.
A six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool with a fully electronic, touch-pad timing system and a gallery area that seats 200 is located on the lower level of the Athletic Center, while a wrestling room and a fencing room are situated on the upper level. The wrestling room provides ample space for practice and competition, as well as seating for 50 people. The fencing room accommodates two full-sized competition strips with six practice areas crossing the space. State-of-the-art electric scoring equipment completes the fencing room.
The Robert A. Staub Fitness Center is a professional-caliber training room that is run by a full-time, certified trainer.
Our largest outdoor athletic facility is the Frank J. Bertino Memorial Field, named after New York football coaching legend and Riverdale's former 40-year athletic director and head football coach. Frank J. Bertino Memorial Field is a synthetic turf field manufactured by Limonta and trade named Geo-Turf. Limonta Geo Turf is the only turf company to receive an official endorsement from the National Green Energy Council in recognition of providing environmentally-friendly products and services. By using the Limonta turf in combination with an entirely organic infill, composed of coconut husk fiber and cork, we are providing the most durable and environmentally friendly synthetic turf field that is currently available. Just under the synthetic turf, Riverdale will be employing a fairly new product called Brock Powerbase. This is a product that markedly improves the overall safety of the field by creating a softer landing than a typical natural turf field while still providing the fast playing surface required for our school sports, such as football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey.
Our two Alumni Memorial Fields, which are sand-based natural grass, opened for play in the fall of 2002. They provide two of the nicest playing surfaces in the metropolitan New York area for field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse.
Outdoor tennis courts are available on both the Hill and River Campuses.