Pruitt Field

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Pruitt Field
Home of the Bobcats
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Location Athens, Ohio
Owner Ohio University
Operator Ohio University
Field size 110 yards by 60 yards
Surface Astroturf 2000
Construction
Broke ground 1999
Opened May 2000
Closed Open
Demolished N/A
Construction cost $2.3 million USD
Architect various
Tenants
Ohio Bobcats Women's Field Hockey (NCAA) (2000-Present)

Pruitt Field is a field hockey field located in Athens, Ohio on the campus of Ohio University. It serves as the home of the Ohio Bobcats women's field hockey program and opened in 2000. Pruitt Field is surrounded by Goldsberry Track and acts as the infield for track events.

Pruitt Field has a potential to hold 1,000 spectators in the red-brick grandstand located on the east side of the stadium. There is also a press box on the stadium's east side and a high quality sound system. The playing surface at Pruitt Field is made of Astroturf 2000 and features a state-of-the-art drainage system below the field. In the summer of 2006, permanent lights were installed.

The field is named after Dr. Peggy Pruitt who served as Ohio's head field hockey coach from 1975-1977 and Ohio's head tennis coach from 1975-1982. She then became Ohio's Associate Director of Athletics from 1993 until retiring in 2001. Today, she is the commissioner of the American Lacrosse Conference.

In addition, the venue serves as the practice field for OU's marching band, The Ohio University Marching 110.

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Coordinates: 39°19′32″N 82°6′36″W / 39.32556°N 82.11000°W / 39.32556; -82.11000