Aided by the vision of David Flett duPont, who left a million-dollar bequest toward the improvement of athletic facilities, the duPont Athletic Center opened to the MIT community in 1959. duPont's bequest also led to the construction of 12 outdoor tennis courts. In addition to serving as the home to MIT basketball, men's and women's volleyball utilizes the facility as its home court. The duPont Athletic Center generates the most daily traffic and is equipped with a pistol and rifle range; fencing room; wrestling room; squash courts and additional instructional rooms for dance and martial arts.
The Rudovsky Varsity Weight Room is a facility reserved for training Varsity athletes, and was refurbished with a generous endowment gift in 2010, the result of which has been higher levels of conditioning and lifting performance. The Varsity Weight Room is run by the Sport Performance staff, and serves 25 of the Institution's 33 Varsity programs, both at the Division I and Division III level. Eleven programs also currently use the Sport Performance staff to run optional off-season conditioning workouts for their team, including interval and circuit training, as well as pool prehab workouts for recovery and injury prevention. The Rudovsky Varsity Weight Room features four Power Lift racks and platforms and each rack is complimented with Olympic bumper plates.