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Events at the Artificial Turf Field are free, so gates are always open during an event.
To schedule a tour of the facility, please contact Facilities & Operations at (650) 723-1949.
Guest Services, including Lost and Found, are handled through the Event Manager.
The restrooms are located on the southwest end of the field.
Home to Women's Field Hockey
The Stanford field hockey program begins its 16th season on the Varsity Turf in 2013. The facility was made possible by numerous donations, including generous contributions by the Levinson Family.
With a seating capacity of 500 and measuring over 111,000 square feet, the artificial turf surface is considered the premier surface in the NorPac Conference.
The 2009 campaign featured the addition of lights to the facility. Stanford defeated Northeastern 1-0 on Sept. 4 in the first-ever night game in school history, kicking off the first of three contests played under the lights. Four towers (90-foot poles) containing 30 1500-watt metal Halide Fixtures light the playing field. The poles feature the Total Light Control (TLC) visors, which efficiently direct light onto the playing surface while reducing the off-site glare to surrounding areas.
The Varsity Turf has served as the host site for the NorPac Conference Championship on five different occasions (1999, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011).
In 2007, Stanford captured the NorPac Tournament crown with a 3-1 victory over California. Three days later, the Cardinal hosted a postseason contest for the first time in school history, blanking Lock Haven 1-0 in an NCAA Tournament Play-In game at the Varsity Turf.
In January of 2004, the facility hosted a pair of international field hockey series featuring the U.S. National Team in its preparation for 2004 Olympic qualifying matches. The Varsity Turf has also hosted the Sony Field Hockey Challenge, a two-day tournament bringing together a blend of collegiate and international competition, for three straight seasons.
Bleacher seating is available on the west side of the field. Admittance is free of charge.
The Varsity Field Hockey Turf is located south of Klein Field at Sunken Diamond (the baseball stadium) and adjacent to Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium (the softball stadium). To access the field, walk from the west side of the Varsity Parking Lot past Klein Field at Sunken Diamond.
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Parking is located in the Varsity Parking Lot next to Klein Field at Sunken Diamond. Entrance to the lot is via Nelson Road, off of Galvez Street. Marked disabled spaces are available in the south end of the lot. A Disabled Placard (from any state) will be necessary to access the disabled parking areas.
Stanford's athletic facilities accommodate disabled guests by wheelchair ramps, lowered drinking fountains, Braille signage and wider doorways.