Bellevue College’s successful athletic programs enjoy the use of some of the best facilities in the area. The facilities are continually being upgraded to provide BC students, athletes, and the eastside community with some of the best sporting venues around.
Home of the BC baseball team, Courter Field is one of the Pacific Northwest’s top baseball facilities. During the spring of 1994, the field was named in honor of Al Courter, owner of Honda Auto Center of Bellevue.
Al Courter has been a significant donor for a variety of projects and programs at BCC such as the North West Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET), which was completed in 1997, and the Early Childhood Center which was completed in 2002. In 1983, major seating renovations were completed. Permanent, concrete-based bleachers were added to provide a seating capacity of 1,000. In 2000, the seating structure was re-painted and replaced. In addition, two full-size artificial turf batting cages were installed along left field. The field also features a full-size tarp which covers the entire infield. This has been an integral part of Bellevue’s capability of eliminating rainout games. The first wireless inning-by-inning scoreboard in western Washington was installed at Bellevue. The $30,000 scoreboard, funded by President Jean Floten, the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League, Taylor Baseball Club, and U.S. Bank, was illuminated for the first time in fall of 2001. In 2003, Courter Field received a facelift with the construction of a new press box and concession stand courtesy of Chaffey Homes and the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League. Most recently, the field received a new drainage and irrigation system in 2008 by Green Shield Systems. The field is not only the home for BC, but for the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League and several U-18 youth programs such as Baden Baseball, Boys of Summer, and Honda Baseball.
The gymnasium at Bellevue College has just undergone a major facelift. New bleachers were installed in the summer of 2013 at Courter Family Athletic Pavilion. The naming of the facility was done in September 2011 in the name of Al Courter and family who have generously donated for facility improvements and athletic scholarships over an extended period of time .The 19,000 square foot facility has a wood floor installed by Western Hardwood of Seattle. The same company that has done floors for the Key Arena.
Courter Family Athletic Pavilion has three full sized basketball floors and plays host to many youth tournaments throughout the year including the Bellevue Holiday Classic, which first tipped off in 1970. It is also home of the KingCo 3A High School Basketball Championships along with district playoffs as well.