The inaugural game at the new TU field hockey complex is Sunday. You're invited.

By Sean Welsh on Oct. 26, 2018

Come see the Towson University field hockey team in action and check out the Tigers new home in the South Campus area.

Towson University's new field hockey field

The Towson University field hockey team is at a pivotal moment in the program's history.

This weekend, the Tigers unveil their new home — the new Field Hockey Complex — during a Sunday game against Lehigh. The new facility's inaugural game starts at 1 p.m.

TU's new home for field hockey features a water-based, carpet playing surface for the first time.

The team has invited alumni and friends of the program back to see the game and be a part of history. There will be a 12:45 p.m. ribbon cutting to mark the occasion, and fans are asked to sport white for a "white out" theme to the game.

"I don't really have words that can adequately express our excitement," Tigers head coach E.A. Jackson told "This has been a long time coming for this program. It marks a new era in Towson field hockey."

After President Kim Schatzel announced the project in the spring, ground broke in early July.

The complex is located between the softball field and tennis courts, beyond Lot 20 on the South Campus fields.

With a designated space, the team will have more availability for practice and home games. Practicing and playing on the appropriate surface will benefit the student-athletes, who play on water-based fields for several road games.

Freshman Gretchen Alderfer said: "I'm really excited because we will grow as a team and be a force to be reckoned with at the highest level of performance."

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel’s priorities for Towson University: TU Matters to Maryland.