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Paavo Nurmi Center - Gymnasium

Finlandia University’s Paavo Nurmi Athletic Facility provides an opportunity for athletes, students and community members to train in a full-size gymnasium, and fitness center. Spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms feature saunas and showers.

The Paavo Nurmi Center is the home of the Finlandia Lions. The gymnasium hosts the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium has a total seating capacity of 800. The gymnasium is the home to the Finlandia Lions basketball and volleyball teams. With the expansion of the Finlandia athletic department the gym is only open for Finlandia students and intercollegiate athletics.

Paavo Nurmi is also utilized for recreational classes, recreational activities, community programs and commencement.

 

Directions to Paavo Nurmi Center

From Duluth, Minnesota
Follow US 2 to Wakefield, Michigan. Turn left on Hwy M-28. Follow M-28 to Bruce Crossing. Turn left onto Hwy M-26. Follow M-26 North to Houghton. In Houghton, follow Hwy M-26 to US Hwy 41. Stay in left hand lane and take US 41 across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. After crossing the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, remain on US 41 North (Quincy Street) through downtown Hancock. Get into the right hand lane and remain on Quincy Street for 3/4 of a mile. Turn right on Scott Street. Follow Scott Street approximately 2 blocks and turn right on Summit Street. The Paavo Nurmi Center gymnasium will be the last building on the left.

From Green Bay, Wisconsin
Follow Hwy 141 North to Hwy M-28 in Covington, Michigan. Turn right on Hwy M-28 to US 41. Turn left on US 41 North to Houghton. Continue on US 41 North through downtown Houghton and turn right onto the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. After crossing the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, remain on US 41 North (Quincy Street) through downtown Hancock. Get into the right hand lane and remain on Quincy Street for 3/4 of a mile. Turn right on Scott Street. Follow Scott Street approximately 2 blocks and turn right on Summit Street. The Paavo Nurmi Center gymnasium will be the last building on the left.

From Marquette, Michigan
Follow US 41 North directly into Houghton. Continue on US 41 North through downtown Houghton and turn right onto the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. After crossing the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, remain on US 41 North (Quincy Street) through downtown Hancock. Get into the right hand lane and remain on Quincy Street for 3/4 of a mile. Turn right on Scott Street. Follow Scott Street approximately 2 blocks and turn right on Summit Street. The Paavo Nurmi Center gymnasium will be the last building on the left.