The Solheim Center, dedicated January 30, 1991, serves as an athletic recreation, fitness and sports ministry facility for Moody Bible Institute. This multi-level building totals 70,000 square feet. It contains three full-sized collegiate basketball and volleyball courts, a ninth of a mile running track, four racquetball courts, a full-sized auxiliary gym, weight room, aerobic room, swimming pool, offices, classrooms and conference rooms. Outside the building is a full-sized soccer field and tennis courts.
The Solheim Center is named in honor of Karsten and Louise Solheim, longtime friends of Moody. Mr. Solheim, was an inventor and the developer of Ping Golf Clubs. He was also president of Karsten Manufacturing (Phoenix, Ariz.), a company that produces golf equipment and materials for the aerospace industry, until 1995. Mr.and Mrs. Solheim have taken a special interest in the development of a life sciences and urban outreach center for Moody.