Homewood Field, an icon in the history of college lacrosse, will have a new neighbor to its south in the form of a $10 million, 14,000 square-foot lacrosse-only facility for the Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, the university announced at a press conference.
The Cordish Lacrosse Center will include locker rooms for both the Blue Jays’ men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, office space overlooking Homewood Field for both coaching staffs, a 50-person theatre, a conference room, an academic and center and a training room — all exclusively for lacrosse — plus space for receptions and a mini-museum.
Hopkins will break ground on the facility in June, with plans to complete the project by early 2012.” Homewood Field has become known as the Yankee Stadium of lacrosse,” said university president Ronald J. Daniels, “but even the Yankees had to upgrade their facilities.”
The last major renovation of Homewood Field was in 2005, when the university replaced its Astroturf with a synthetic field turf. Prior to that, in conjunction with the 1998 world lacrosse championships, the completion of Schelle Pavilion added seating for 4,900 more fans to up its official capacity to 8,500. The original grass surface was uprooted in 1982.The Cordish Lacrosse Center will be located just beyond the south endzone of Homewood Field and will feature a field-level entry for the teams.