Directions to Woodruff Athletic Complex

Visitor's Guide

Woodruff Athletic Complex
225 E. Dougherty Street, Decatur, GA 30030

The Woodruff Athletic Complex, commonly referred to as Woodruff Gym, is home to six NCAA Division III varsity athletic programs--the Agnes Scott College Scotties. The gym has been the home venue for the women's basketball program since 1988 and the women's volleyball program since its inception in 1996. Woodruff has served as the host site for several events over the years, including as a practice location during the 1996 Olympics, which was hosted by the city of Atlanta. Agnes Scott also hosted the men's and women's basketball tournament for the Great South Athletic Conference in 2009 and the women's volleyball tournament in 2010. 

Woodruff Gym has seen a revitalization in recent years in an effort to make the building more brand cohesive alongside the department's branding redesign in the summer of 2017.

The gymnasium is located on the south side of Agnes Scott’s campus. Visitor locker rooms are located on the bottom floor. From S. Candler turn onto E. Dougherty (one-way) and the Woodruff Physical Activities Building is the first building on the left.  Bus parking is available on the street or in the tennis court lot, as you continue down E. Dougherty, turn left at the stop sign, the parking lot will be on your left. Spectator parking is available in the parking deck on S. McDonough in the Public Safety parking deck.


From: Hartsfield Airport, ~21 miles

  • Take the 85 South ramp towards Montgomery
  • Take the left exit towards Macon to merge onto I-285 East. Go about 13 miles
  • Take exit 48 for Flat Shoals Road. Turn left onto Flat Shoals Rd, follow for about 5 miles. (name will change to Candler Rd).
  • Turn Left onto E. Dougherty Street.

From the Northwest:

  • Take 75 South into Atlanta. Take exit 248C-Freedom Pkwy. Follow Freedom Pkwy for about 2.5 miles. When you come to a T, turn left onto Moreland Avenue.
  • At the second light turn Right onto Ponce De Leon Ave.  You will go under a bridge (10’ clearance in the right lane). Immediately after going under the bridge veer right to stay on Ponce.  Turn Right onto W. Trinity Place.  At Chick-fil-A turn Right onto N. McDonough St. Cross the RR tracks, right after the 4-way stop there is a parking lot on the left where buses and cars may park.
From the Northeast (Greenville, SC/Winston-Salem, NC):
  • Take I-85 South towards Atlanta. Take exit 95A on the left to merge onto I-285 East towards Augusta/Macon. Follow 285  for about 4.7 miles
  • Take exit 39A to merge onto 78W towards Decatur. Go about 2.5 miles
  • You will merge onto Lawrenceville Hwy.  At the 3rd light, turn Left onto Church Street. Follow for about 2 miles. Turn left onto E. Trinity Place. Stay in the right lane, cross the RR tracks and the name changes to S. Candler. Go about .3 miles and turn right onto E. Dougherty.

From the South/Southwest:

  • Follow I-85 North towards Atlanta.  Take exit 68 to get onto I-285 E towards Macon/Augusta
  • Merge onto 285 E and follow for about 14 miles
  • Take exit 48-Flat Shoals Rd. Turn left onto Flat Shoals Rd., follow for about 5 miles. (the name will change to Candler/GA 155).
  • Turn Left onto E. Dougherty Street.

From I-20 W:

  • Follow I-20 W towards Atlanta.  Take exit 65 towards Decatur, merge onto GA-155 (Turn right onto Candler Rd) go about 4.2 miles
  • Turn Left onto E. Dougherty Street.
From I-20 E:
  • Follow I-20 E towards Atlanta.  Take exit 61B-Ga 260
  • Make a slight left onto Glenwood Ave SE/GA 260. Follow for about 2.4 miles
  • Turn Left onto Candler Rd/GA 155. go about 2 miles
  • Turn Left onto E. Dougherty Street.