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Northwestern University - Field Hockey Camps
Northwestern University - Field Hockey Camps

 

LAKESIDE FIELD

Built in 1997 as part of the $3.5 million Leonard B. Thomas Athletic Complex (LBT), Lakeside Field is one of the premier venues for field hockey in the United States.

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, with the world famous Chicago Skyline serving as a panoramic backdrop, Lakeside Field includes an artificial turf playing field lined specifically for field hockey, permanent seating for approximately 300 fans, a sound system, a permanent scoreboard, lighting for night games and extensive landscaping.

Lakeside Field was the site for the 2002 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament and, following field renovations two years later, hosted the Tournament again in 2004.

The installment of the complex on the north end of Northwestern's main campus brings field hockey closer to where the students live and has attracted additional fans to the team's games. On a sunny day in the fall, the stands are packed to beyond capacity with fans spilling over onto the sidelines.

Northwestern field hockey is proud to call Lakeside Field "home" as it truly is one of the best and most picturesque facilities in the country.

DIRECTIONS TO LAKESIDE FIELD

FROM CHICAGO OR SOUTH SUBURBSs: Take either Lake Shore Drive (recommended) or I-90/94 (Dan Ryan to the Kennedy).

If you go the Lake Shore Drive route, Follow LSD until it ends and merges with Sheridan Road. Take Sheridan north through Evanston (follow the signs as Sheridan winds through south Evanston). Turn right on Lincoln Street at the north end of NU's campus. Follow Lincoln around a right-hand curve. The Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center (SPAC) is on your left. To get to Lakeside Field, turn left at the stop sign just beyond SPAC.

If you take the expressways, stay on the Kennedy until I-90 and 94 split. Take I-94 West (Edens) toward Milwaukee. Exit on Old Orchard Road and proceed east. Turn left on Gross Point Road and then turn right at the next light which is Central Street. Head east on Central approximately three miles to Sheridan Road. Turn right, then turn left at the next stop light, which is Lincoln. Follow Lincoln around a right-hand curve. The Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center (SPAC) is on your left. To get to Lakeside Field, turn left at the stop sign just beyond SPAC.

FROM THE NORTH: Take I-94 (Edens) East. Exit on Skokie Blvd. And turn left at stop light at Lake Avenue. Go east on Lake to Green Bay Road. Turn right and proceed south to Central Street. Turn left and go east approximately 1.5 miles to Sheridan Road. Turn right, then turn left at the next stop light, which is Lincoln. Follow Lincoln around a right-hand curve. The Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center (SPAC) is on your left. To get to Lakeside Field, turn left at the stop sign just beyond SPAC.

FROM SOUTHWEST SUBURBS & O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Take I-294 North. Exit on Dempster Street east and proceed several miles until you reach I-94. Take I-94 West and exit and turn right on Old Orchard Road. Proceed east and turn left on Gross Point Road. Take the next right on Central Street and head east approximately three miles to Sheridan Road. Turn right, then turn left at the next stop light, which is Lincoln. Follow Lincoln around a right-hand curve. The Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center (SPAC) is on your left. To get to Lakeside Field, turn left at the stop sign just beyond SPAC.