NEW BALANCE Field - Home of BOSTON UNIVERSITY Field Hockey
The three-acre site at the corner of Babcock Street and Ashford Street was selected for the development of an athletic field on a deck above parking, thanks to a $3 million pledge from Boston-based shoe manufacturer New Balance. The design allows for use by various field sports, but the playing surface is primarily intended to support the Women’s Field Hockey program for competition. The parking level accommodates 340 vehicles and the field level features bleacher-style seating that accommodates 500 people. Construction began in the summer of 2012 and was completed in August of 2013. While not LEED eligible, the project closely followed LEED guidelines. The field incorporates many sustainable features, including rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation, and storm water management.
ADDRESS: Babcock Street and Ashford Street, Boston, MA
BERYLSON FAMILY FIELD HOCKEY Field - Home of hARVARD Field Hockey
In September 2016, Harvard athletics unveiled the new home of the field hockey team, Berylson Family Field Hockey Field. The facility hosted its first event September 2, 2016, with the Crimson facing-off against Holy Cross under the lights. Located north of the Beren Tennis Center, the new field features an APT Poligras Platinum Olympia surface that is FIH (International Hockey Federation) National certified along with spectator seating, team and media areas, lights and scoreboard. Berylson Field is just the third field in the U.S. to use this type of playing surface, the exact turf that was used in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. It measures 180 feet by 300 feet. The spectator seating area has a capacity of 348 fans, with additional standing-room and berm-seating areas.
ADDRESS: 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163