New Field Hockey Locker Room Project - Anticipated Completion August 2015
Construction began in May as the field hockey team moves its operations from the Delaware Field House to the Bob Carpenter Center and will join a wing already occupied by the men’s and women’s basketball programs in addition to the volleyball squad and equipment room. The move will also allow the program to be closer to Fred P. Rullo Stadium, the home turf of the Blue Hens.
The tradition and success of Delaware field hockey will continue as the renovation allows for the Blue Hens student-athletes to continue competing at the highest level.
The new space will provide field hockey student-athletes with an updated and modern team changing area and player lounge fit for the back-to-back Colonial Athletic Association Champions and future Delaware field hockey players. The area will also feature 25 state-of-the-art lockers, lockable storage bins and padded seating areas, wireless internet access and high definition televisions with surround sound.
Turf Practice Fields Project - Completed May 2015
The existing fields are currently being replaced this spring with an artificial turf manufactured by Astroturf. The surface will be the same artificial turf that was installed in the field house with inlaid lines for football, women’s lacrosse and men’s lacrosse. This facilitiy will be available to all varsity student athletes as well as club and intramural teams.
This spring we will be installing three new throwing cages for the track and field program. Shot put, discus and hammer will each have its own concrete circle, cages and protective netting to meet NCAA requirements.
Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium was made possible through the generosity of Stuart and Suzanne Grant and serves as the home of Delaware Soccer and Track and Field. The photo above is the new seating and press box at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium. To learn more about this new facility project, click here. For more photos of the renovation, click here. For photos of the dedication ceremony and official opening game, click here.
Bob Hannah Stadium is now ready for action as the Blue Hens have started playing on the newly-renovated surface. Here is a story on the opening of the stadium as well as a video from the first weekend. And click here to see a photo gallery of the facility.
The soccer practice fields were resurfaced with natural grass during the spring and summer of 2013. These photos taken on July 31, 2013, show the completed project. Click here to see a photo gallery of the new fields.
Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium - Outdoor Track - Completed July 2013
Installation of a new all-weather outdoor track in the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium began during the summer. In these photos taken July 31, 2013, the old track surface has been removed, and a new surface will replace it. Click here to see a photo gallery of the new track.
Carpenter Sports Building - Completed August 2013