New Name for Harvard’s Lacrosse and Soccer Field

New Name for Harvard’s Lacrosse and Soccer Field

The lacrosse and soccer stadium will now be known as Jordan Field (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Athletics and Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols '53 Family Director of Athletics, are pleased to announce that the current home for the varsity men's and women's lacrosse and soccer programs will now be known as Jordan Field.

"We are incredibly grateful to Jerry Jordan '61 for his willingness to make possible the transfer of the Jordan Field naming rights," Scalise said. "A former end for the Crimson football team, Jerry has been a long-time supporter of Harvard and our athletics program, and we all owe him a great deal. By allowing us to transfer the Jordan Field name to our lacrosse and soccer stadium, he has provided us with the flexibility to pursue field enhancements impacting several of our other programs."

The lacrosse and soccer stadium, which will now be known as Jordan Field, was unveiled in the fall of 2010 and features a state-of-the-art infill system surface. The venue has hosted both Harvard men's and women's lacrosse and soccer teams, as well as recreational, club and intramural activities. Special events are often held at the stadium and include international soccer matches, professional sports leagues and the Special Olympics.

Until now, Jordan Field was known as the home of the varsity field hockey program. The facility was built in 2000 as Harvard's first synthetic field, and was used by both football and lacrosse before becoming the primary home for field hockey.

In the short term, the field hockey venue will now be known as the Harvard Field Hockey Stadium. Discussions are underway involving the future relocation of both the field hockey and rugby programs. Harvard Athletics will communicate any updates on the plans for these projects once they are formalized.