The Longwood University Athletic Field complex is a soccer, lacrosse and field hockey competition facility, and the first venue to be designed during the University’s four-year NCAA reclassification period toward official Division I certification. The reclassification process to Division I status is “part of an overall strategic plan to raise the visibility and profile of the University” which started in 2003 and will afford more student-athlete opportunities to play other high profile educational institutions when Division I status is awarded in September 2007.

The Athletic Field complex consists of two competition venues; one artificial turf field (women’s field hockey/lacrosse) and one natural grass field (men’s and women’s soccer). Designed as separate facilities connected by an outdoor concourse, each field is served by a 350-seat grandstand with additional grass slope seating. The supporting structures for the two fields include an entrance pavilion that houses ticket booths, restrooms, and a concession area. A separate support building will provide team changing and dressing rooms, a maintenance room, and a utility room. The competition site is easily accessible by car, bus, bike, or walking to/from campus. According to Longwood President Dr. Patricia P. Cormier, the new facilities “will be state-of-the-art fields that will be comparable to the best in intercollegiate athletics in the nation. Longwood will be a highly-desirable place for competitive play.”

The Longwood University Athletic Field complex is a soccer, lacrosse and field hockey competition facility, and the first venue to be designed during the University’s four-year NCAA reclassification period toward official Division I certification. The reclassification process to Division I status is “part of an overall strategic plan to raise the visibility and profile of the University” which started in 2003 and will afford more student-athlete opportunities to play other high profile educational institutions when Division I status is awarded in September 2007.

The Athletic Field complex consists of two competition venues; one artificial turf field (women’s field hockey/lacrosse) and one natural grass field (men’s and women’s soccer). Designed as separate facilities connected by an outdoor concourse, each field is served by a 350-seat grandstand with additional grass slope seating. The supporting structures for the two fields include an entrance pavilion that houses ticket booths, restrooms, and a concession area. A separate support building will provide team changing and dressing rooms, a maintenance room, and a utility room. The competition site is easily accessible by car, bus, bike, or walking to/from campus. According to Longwood President Dr. Patricia P. Cormier, the new facilities “will be state-of-the-art fields that will be comparable to the best in intercollegiate athletics in the nation. Longwood will be a highly-desirable place for competitive play.”

“This will be a quality Division I athletic facility for the university. It will greatly enhance our opportunity to recruit outstanding young athletes and host premier intercollegiate competition.”

– Rick Mazzuto Former Director of Athletics, Longwood University

Client: Longwood University

Location: Farmville, VA

Discipline: Practice & Training

Completion: 2007

Size: 900 Seat Renovation