New UMaine Field Hockey Complex scheduled to open in August

Construction for the new University of Maine field hockey complex, scheduled to open in August, is well underway, with several developments completed through the winter and spring seasons.

The underground utilities, including new perimeter drainage, have been installed, and concrete walls have been erected at the team bench areas and along the grandstand. Construction on the field surface, bleachers and press box all began in early May and will continue through the summer. The turf surface is scheduled to be laid in July.

Visit the UMaine Athletics website to learn more about the new facility.   

The complex is part of the University of Maine’s $110 million athletic facilities master plan, and is supported by $90 million from the Harold Alfond Foundation. That investment is part of an overall $240 million commitment from the foundation to the University of Maine System for UMS TRANSFORMS, a multifaceted initiative to bring transformative change in public higher education in the state, strengthen its economy and workforce, and prepare future leaders with the skills needed to solve the most pressing global and local challenges.

Contact: Tyson McHatten,