The Natatorium, a world-class swimming and diving facility, was completed in 1983 at a cost of $5 million. Built on a former baseball field, the facility contains a fifty-meter pool (that can be configured to a twenty-five meter pool for recreational swimming) with an instruction/therapy shallow area, a weight room, a classroom, and two three-meter and two one-meter diving boards. As host to NAU's swimming and diving team, the facility includes seating for 350 spectators. On May 30, 1996, the building officially became the Douglas J. Wall Aquatic Center at a dedication ceremony hosted by President Clara M. Lovett. Wall, a member of the Arizona Board of Regents, served as NAU's legal counsel for a number of years and was instrumental in obtaining funding for building the facility.