Chessa Field

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Chessa Field
Home of the Bobcats
Former names Ohio Soccer Field
Location Athens, Ohio
Owner Ohio University
Operator Ohio University
Capacity 1,000
Field size NCAA Maximum Dimensions (120 yards by 75 yards)
Surface Natural Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1996
Opened September 6, 1997
Closed Open
Demolished N/A
Construction cost $1 millionUSD
Architect various
Tenants
Ohio Bobcats Women's Soccer (NCAA) (1998-present)

Chessa Field is the women's soccer field of the Ohio Bobcats. It was opened under the name of "Ohio Soccer Field" on September 6, 1997. On that day, Ohio defeated the Youngstown State University Penguins 2-0 in what was also the first home varsity women's soccer game in the history of Ohio University.

In 2003, several renovations took place to the field thanks to a $60,000 donation from Ohio University groundskeeper Scott Blower and his wife Crista. This allowed a new state-of-the-art, laser leveled grass playing surface to be installed at the field. Also, the field dimensions were expanded to the NCAA maximum, new bleachers with a capacity of 1,000 were added, a new press box were constructed, a new digital scoreboard was added to the facility, and wrought-iron fencing was erected to surround the field.

The stadium was named Chessa Field in honor of Scott and Crista Blower's daughter, Chessa Blower.

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Coordinates: 39°19′34″N 82°06′42″W / 39.326144°N 82.111723°W / 39.326144; -82.111723