W&L Turf Field



About the Facility

The W&L Turf Field was designed by Clough Harbour & Associates and completed in the fall of 2000 at a cost of $2.48 million. The  playing surface was redone in the summer of 2011.  The facility serves as the home for the W&L field hockey program and serves as an alternate practice and game field for soccer, football and lacrosse.  The University also uses the field for intramurals, club sports and recreational use.

The W&L Turf Field is a 230-foot by 400-foot lighted, multi-purpose facility that features seating for 1,000 spectators.  It includes a press box, two scoreboards and a storage building for stowing away equipment.  The actual playing surface is a knitted nylon product called "HockeyTurf Elite" and is imbedded with lines for field hockey, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse.

The complex is surrounded by fencing and has a landscaped entrance at the intersection of the lower and upper freshman parking lots.  There is also a restroom and concessions building just above the stands that was completed as part of the Watt Field project.

The W&L Turf Field has already hosted a number of conference and national events, including serving as the host site for the 2005 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championships.