Boston College Field Hockey Complex
Now in its 11th year as the home of the Eagles, the Boston College Field Hockey Complex has been an advantage for the program and is one of the only single-team venues at Boston College. Not only the team's home field in competitions, the facility is also serves as team's practice location, allowing the Eagles to have a true home of their own on campus.
Since opening in 2005, the state-of-the-art AstroTurf field located on Newton Campus became the Eagles' permanent home. Construction began on April 19, 2005, and was completed in mid-August the same year. The Eagles christened the field with a 3-2 win over Kent State on Sept. 4, 2005. The complex has also hosted two ACC Field Hockey Championships (2007, 2013).
Adjacent to the New Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Field, the Field Hockey Complex features an irrigated, non-filled nylon turf surrounded by fencing and a retaining wall. The complex includes a 750-seat bleacher, a press box and a sports lighting system for evening play. In preparation for the 2007 fall season, wireless internet and a closed-in press box were added.
In the summer of 2014, the facility received even more enhancements, including a brand-new AstroTurf 12 surface and a new watering system with increased power and speed.
This year, the Field Hockey Complex will benefit from a brand new scoreboard, which was installed during the 2014 season.
With a home slate packed with the nation's best teams - courtesy of the always challenging Atlantic Coast Conference schedule and an aggressive non-conference lineup - the Eagles use the Field Hockey Complex to their advantage.
Since 2012, the Eagles have picked up six wins against ranked teams at home, punctuated by a stunning 3-2 win in penalty strokes against second-ranked and two-time defending national champion UConn on Sept. 14, 2014 - the Eagles' first home win against the Huskies since 1998.
With the field's close proximity to the dormitories, the "Superfans" - BC's collective student fan base - frequent games to provide a boisterous and exciting atmosphere. Decked in bright gold t-shirts, Superfans - s well as friends, family and guests - sit right near the action in the bleachers and cheer on the Eagles.
In 2007, the Eagles hosted the ACC Field Hockey Championships and Newton Campus Field became the first site of an ACC championship hosted by Boston College. While the Eagles bowed in the quarterfinals, almost 1,500 fans attended the five-game tournament, including the 500 who watched the championship game as North Carolina defeated Wake Forest, 4-3, in overtime. The tournament returned in 2013 and welcomed almost 2,200 fans to the six games.
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