Quinnipiac Field Hockey/Lacrosse Field
Opened on September 23, 2005, the Quinnipiac University Field Hockey/Lacrosse Field is the first artificial turf facility on campus. It is home to three programs – the field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse teams.
The first-ever game played at the facility was a field hockey game between Quinnipiac and Siena College. The first goal was scored by Quinnipiac's Danielle Avenoso.
The first lacrosse game played on the field was a men's contest between Quinnipiac and Wagner College on February 25, 2006, a 13-3 win for the Bobcats.
The first women's lacrosse contest was played against Harvard on March 9, 2006, a 16-15 overtime victory for the Bobcats.
The synthetic turf field is 240' x 360'. The entire field is placed over a free draining Dynamic Stone (porous stone) base with additional sub drainage. The turf surface is equipped with an underground manual irrigation system.
Four above-ground water cannons are remote controlled and used during field hockey season to improve the speed of the surface and the safety of the field.
It is the only artificial field in the Northeast with the state-of-the-art water cannon and irrigation system, the same utilized by the U.S. National Field Hockey teams in Virginia Beach, Va. The facility also meets NCAA tournament hosting specifications for both field hockey and lacrosse, along with international competitions in field hockey.
Fans enter the facility while walking on a crushed stone pathway. Portable seating is located adjacent to the field's entryway. An open press box is located between the team benches.
In addition, a state-of-the-art scoreboard keeps fans abreast of the key statistics in the north end zone.
The field holds a capacity of 1,000 spectators.