New field hockey complex opens at UMaine 

The University of Maine officially unveiled its new field hockey complex at a grand opening ceremony on Aug. 18.

The 70,000-square-foot, $8.3 million complex features a synthetic turf playing surface, two new scoreboards, LED lights, brick dugouts and bleacher seating for up to 512 patrons, with chairback seats placed in the center of the stadium layout. It also includes UMaine branding surrounding the stadium and an enclosed three-level press box at midfield, the final level of which has a covered canopy for film. Spideo cameras will be installed in three locations to allow for video replay. 

“We take great pride in the Black Bear field hockey team,” UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy says. “Going forward, this new facility will stand as a testament to the talented student-athletes, coaches and staff who have contributed to this conference dominating program. We invite fans of all ages to come out and cheer on our team!”

The complex is part of the UMaine’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.

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