Shady Side Academy welcomes outside organizations to rent our extraordinary facilities across three campuses. We offer a wide variety of spaces to accommodate your organization's needs, including athletic, academic and special event facilities. Leagues and conferences are able to book months in advance, and teams are given the flexibility to make short-notice changes due to weather. For special events you can reserve spaces overnight in order to prepare for your event the next day. We look forward to assisting you!
Shady Side Academy’s athletic facilities can accommodate a variety of team sports and community events. Adults and children of all ages enjoy our fields, gyms and athletic resources.
- The Gene Deal Fields
- Michael J. Farrell Stadium
- Mellon Pool
- Kassling Tennis Courts
- Lower Tennis Courts
- Mellon Gymnasium
- Curry Gymnasium
- Grass Fields
- McKnight Hockey Center
The Gene Deal Fields
The Gene Deal Fields features an artificial turf field lined for baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The 154,000-square-foot field is the ninth-largest continuous piece of artificial sports turf in the country. The Galliot Family Grandstand and The Howson Family Terrace provide an enhanced spectator experience and outdoor gathering space with ADA accessible ramps. The Killian Cavanaugh Memorial Baseball Field and the softball field include dugouts, batting cages and bullpens, and will soon have additional bleacher seating behind the backstops. There are also two scoreboards.
Michael J. Farrell Stadium
The Michael J. Farrell Stadium at the SSA Senior School features an artificial turf field (McKelvy Field), an eight lane all-weather track, home and way bleachers and a press box. The artificial turf field is perfect for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey practices and games in all weather conditions. State-of-the-art Musco lighting fixtures allow leagues to schedule past dark. Farrell Stadium is a standout facility for local and regional tournaments.
This 25-yard lap pool with automatic timing system is located on the SSA Senior School campus and available for rent in the early morning before school or in the evening. The pool must be rented for a two-hour minimum, and the renter must provide a certified lifeguard. A three-tier spectator balcony make it a great location for regional tournaments.
Kassling Tennis Courts
Lower Tennis Courts
Renovated in 2020, Curry Gymnasium is adjacent to Mellon Gymnasium on the Senior School campus. The gym has bleachers that seat 225 people, eight adjustable basketball hoops and an electronic scoreboard. Food and drink concessions are permitted. The Mellon and Curry Gyms are great to rent together, at a reduced rate, for tournaments.
Multiple grass fields are available at the SSA Senior and Middle Schools. Bleachers are available on site for spectators. Goals for lacrosse and soccer are provided. Depending on the season, renters may line the fields for their specific league. Non-athletic activities can be accommodated on the fields upon agreement.
McKnight Hockey Center
The Roy McKnight Hockey Center at SSA Senior School a state-of-the-art arena, featuring a NHL-sized ice surface (200' x 85'). It has regularly been regarded as one of the best regulation ice surfaces in Western Pennsylvania. Our SSA hockey teams enjoy professional-quality locker rooms, a video classroom and a weight room, all housed within the hockey center. The facility has two scoreboards, an elite sound system and locker rooms for up to four teams. The hockey center has balcony seating for 600 people.
Shady Side Academy Senior School provides a picturesque setting for many occasions. On-site catering and linen services are available, and parking attendants can be reserved to direct traffic. Shady Side Academy will work with you to find the right setting for your special day.
Richard E. Rauh Theater
This state-of-the-art, 662-seat theater, located within the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the Senior School campus, is a perfect venue for large, high-quality presentations and events. Audio-visual technicians ensure a professional quality production. Two lobbies, a loading dock, practice spaces and dressing rooms create a high-caliber performance experience for guests and performers. Visit The Hillman Center for Performing Arts website for rental information.
Peter J. Kountz Black Box Theater
Located in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the Senior School campus, the Kountz Theater is a contemporary black box theater with riser seating for 200 guests. Food and drink may be accommodated in this theater. Visit The Hillman Center for Performing Arts website for rental information.
Mary Hillman Jennings Plaza
This 2,750-square-foot, open-air terrace adjacent to the Hillman Center for Performing Arts at the Senior School is perfect for dancing or an intimate soiree. The space can be outfitted with patio tables with umbrellas or tents for day and night events. Visit The Hillman Center for Performing Arts website for rental information.
Rates & Policies
Rates, Availability and Hours
- Facilities are available for rental during off-school hours, on weekends and holidays.
- Rates for the facilities vary by season, hours and amenities needed.
- Fall rental requests cannot be scheduled before mid-July.
- Spring rental requests cannot be scheduled before mid-January.
- Customers are responsible for cleaning up after their event.
- Customers are financially responsible for all damage caused by themselves and/or their guests.
- Rental rates are for individual or team activities. It is prohibited to rent athletic facilities to run tournaments, camps or clinics without permission of management.
- It is the responsibility of the customer to end their rental at the allotted time. Please be courteous and allow the next renter to use the space on time. Any overtime will be billed at time and half of hourly rate.
- Players shall play at their own risk.
- Once reserved, a facility is considered to be booked for that block of time. A deposit is required at the time of booking. Should the customer decide to cancel, no make-up time will be offered, and the deposit will be forfeited.
- We no longer host weddings, showers, and birthday parties.
Thank you for your interest in our facilities. We are eager to help you reserve the space that suits your needs. Please fill out the inquiry form below. Rental contracts will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis depending upon space availability.Please contact Facilities Rental Coordinator Blair Trunzo at 412-968-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to set up an appointment to tour our beautiful facilities.
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238