The new Tamaqua Area Athletic Center was constructed as part of the middle school project which opened in August of 2000.
This state-of-the art facility includes a 957-seat gymnasium, athletic trainer's office, wrestling room, weight room, boys' and girls' locker rooms and a team room.
Spectators entering the gymnasium entrance will be impressed with the patterned terrazzo foyer and built-in trophy case. Visual focal points of the 11,200 square foot gymnasium are the two Tamaqua Raiders logos painted on the hardwood gym floor.
Also highlighted in the gymnasium is two digital scoreboards and four practice basketball baskets.
Additionally, a new scorer's table was recently purchased for the comfort of the game workers. The table seats the public address announcer, scoreboard operator and the two scorekeepers. The lighted table includes the Tamaqua logo and two local sponsors in the front.
This facility is home to the Blue Raider varsity volleyball, boys' and girls' basketball and the 7/8th grade and varsity wrestling programs.