Facilities

The field hockey team christened Trager Stadium on September 22, 2000 with a 3-2 win over Mid-American Conference rival Ohio University. Located in Cardinal Park, the artificial turf surface field is one of the few NCAA Division I venues dedicated solely to field hockey. Because of its state-of-the-art features, Trager Stadium has been selected as the host site for several events from conference championships to NCAA championships.

Most recently, Trager Stadium served as the host site for the 2011 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship, marking the fourth time in 10 seasons that the University of Louisville's facility helped crown the national champion. Trager Stadium was also selected as the host site for the 2005 and 2002 - the first national championship that the University of Louisville hosted since the 1969 NCAA men's Basketball Final Four was held at Freedom Hall.

In preparation for the 2002 NCAA championship, bleachers and seating area surrounding the field were brought in to accommodate up tot 2,500 fans. A climate-controlled press box was completed prior to the event which brought in several local and national media representatives.

In August, 2008, Trager Stadium underwent an expansion to include the Trager Field Hockey Complex and the Marshall Center. The entire project encompasses 14,350 square feet and includes a 1,500 seat aluminum bleacher system, concession stand and public restrooms.

The Trager Field Hockey Complex houses offices for the field hockey coaches and staff, locker rooms for home and visiting teams as well as storage and mechanical space. A new watering system and high tech video board were also installed.

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