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Turf Field

Field Hockey

During the summer of 2011, the University of Virginia installed a new blue AstroTurf® field hockey pitch at University Hall Turf Field. The Cavaliers christened the field with a dominant 8-1 victory over VCU on Aug. 26, 2011.

The new surface is an AstroTurf® 12 / 90 system. The field was engineered with a proven, premium knitted nylon fiber designed to provide uniform traction and consistent footing. It will improve playability when it's wet and absorbs water to maintain wet conditions longer. The blue surface, one of very few in the country, is designed for contrast and visibility, enabling the ball to be picked up easier by the eye.

The Turf field is located next to Onesty and University Halls, in the heart of the University sports complex.

Virginia has played host to a number of ACC and NCAA games on the Turf Field, including hosting both the ACC Championship and first and second round competition of the NCAA Tournament in 2009. The Turf Field once again hosted NCAA Tournament first and second round games in 2010. The ACC Championship was also played there in 1984, 1988, 1994, 1998, and 2003. The Cavaliers previously hosted NCAA Tournament competition in 1997.

On June 18, 2012, the US Olympic field hockey team hosted an exhibition match against Argentina at the Turf Field. The two teams, ranked in the top-10 in the world, used Turf Field as an opportunity to practice and play on a blue surface prior to heading to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

While field hockey has used the field the most, both men's and women's lacrosse also have used the turf, having hosted ACC and NCAA competitions. In 1998, the women's lacrosse team won the ACC Championship on the field and hosted a NCAA quarterfinal match there later that year.


Directions

Turf Field - Copeley Road

Google Driving Directions

From the East/West: Take I-64 to exit 118B (Culpeper-Charlottesville). Take second exit (sign will say University of Virginia Information Center and Business 250 East) and bear right onto Ivy Rd. At second stop light, turn left on to Copeley Rd. Turn right into the first driveway, go to the end of the driveway and turn right . Go to the end of the building and turn left. The University Hall Turf Field is directly ahead.

From the North: Take Route 29 south into Charlottesville (Emmet St.). Turn right at Massie Rd. Go the next stop light and turn left onto Copeley Rd. Proceed on Copeley Rd. to the third driveway in front of University Hall and turn left. Go to the end of the driveway and turn right . Go to the end of the building and turn left. The University Hall Turf Field is directly ahead.

From the South: Take Route 29 to Business Route 250 East (sign will say University of Virginia Information Center) and bear right onto Ivy Rd. At second stop light, turn left on to Copeley Rd. Turn right into the first driveway, go to the end of the driveway and turn right . Go to the end of the building and turn left. The University Hall Turf Field is directly ahead.