About the Facility
Wilson Field is the ever-changing home of the Washington and Lee football, men's lacrosse and track & field programs.
The field is named after William L. Wilson, president of the University from February 1897 until his death in 1900. Wilson, a congressman and later Postmaster General for the Grover Cleveland administration before coming to Lexington, provided the college with farsighted and diligent leadership.
Since the initial field was built on its current site in the early 1900’s, Wilson Field has received numerous upgrades over the years. Wilson Field initially consisted of the main athletic field and a small set of bleachers. The field was improved in 1923 and a 3,000-seat stadium was added in the spring and summer of 1924. Further improvements and expansions took place in 1929, 1996 and 2004, before the college announced plans to demolish Wilson Field and build a new Wilson Field in time for the 2008 season.
The newly completed Wilson Field is a $15.5 million project that features new home and visitor stands with a seating capacity of roughly 4,000 seats.
The facility also includes a new state-of-the-art press box, scoreboard and sound system, lights for night games and practices, an expanded track, improved concessions areas, new restroom facilities, as well as spacious and attractive entryways and landscaping.
Listed below are some tips regarding your visit to Wilson Field:
Concessions are available directly beneath the press box on either the left or the right.
Rest rooms are available at several locations throughout the facility. Men’s and women’s restrooms, along with a family restroom, are available in the building behind the press box and concessions area. Men’s and women’s restrooms can also be found beneath the home stands on the footbridge end of the stadium.
Only authorized media personnel will be permitted access to the field for photographs and they must obtain a sideline pass. To obtain a sideline pass for photography, please contact the Washington and Lee sports information office at 540-458-8676.
There are no pets allowed in the stadium stands or plaza/concessions areas. Pets are permitted around the outside of the stadium on the grass areas, for example on the visitors side. We ask that owners please clean up after their pets when walking them around any of the athletic facilities.