Athletics Complex

The Athletics Complex is a multi-field complex that serves as home to Longwood Soccer, Field Hockey, and Women’s Lacrosse.  The $5.5 million project opened during the spring of 2006 and features a Bermuda natural grass turf field for men's and women's soccer along with an adjacent synthetic turf field for field hockey and women’s lacrosse.  Each field has permanent lighting, scoreboard, and spectator bleacher seating for approximately 350.  There is additional seating on a grass incline, and unique new pressboxes made from modified and recycled freight containers were installed in November 2008.  The pressboxes feature all steel welded construction and windows with double pane insulated tempered glass; created from shipping containers and designed with energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction in support of Longwood’s sustainability program.  Each box has a rooftop platform for professional sports videographers.

The supporting structures for the two fields include an entrance pavilion with ticket booths, restrooms, and a concession area that were put in place during the summer of 2007, along with separate support buildings that provide team changing/dressing rooms, a maintenance room, and a utility room.  Parking and access pathways are also provided.