Cooper Field

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Cooper Field
Multi-Sport Field during a Georgetown Hoyas football game in 2008
Former names Harbin Field (1994-2005)
Multi-Sport Field (2005-2015)
Location Washington, D.C.
Owner Georgetown University
Operator Georgetown University
Capacity 2,500
Surface Fieldturf
Construction
Opened 2005
Construction cost $22 million (project not completed)
Architect Hughes Group Architects
Tenants
Georgetown Hoyas (NCAA) (2003-present)

Cooper Field (formerly known as Harbin Field or Multi-Sport Field) is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Washington, D.C. on the campus of Georgetown University. The field was originally used for intramurals and was adopted for soccer in 1994 as Harbin Field. The name was changed to "Multi-Sport Field, a placeholder pending final construction, to reflect the football team's use of the field starting in 2003. In 2015, Georgetown changed the name to Cooper Field in honor of a $50 million gift from Peter and Susan Cooper which funded athletic leadership programs at Georgetown and construction upgrades to the field.[1]

Unfinished Construction[edit]

The field has been awaiting further construction since 2005, when work was halted on completing permanent bleachers and other facilities. As a result, it remains the smallest stadium in all of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision or Football Championship subdivisions.[2]

Several of the school athletics teams play home games there, including the Hoyas football team, the men's and women's lacrosse teams, and the Georgetown University Rugby Football Club. The professional Washington Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse used the field for most of their games during the 2007 season.[citation needed] Lights were installed on the field in early 2009. The surface is artificial, made of FieldTurf.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Liz (6 October 2015). "Georgetown athletics will receive $50 million gift from California couple". Newspaper. Washington Post. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Flynn, Tom (November 15, 2012). "Obstacles Nothing New for Georgetown Football". The New York Times. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Multi-Sport Field". Georgetown Hoyas. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 38°54′29″N 77°04′31″W / 38.908016°N 77.07532°W / 38.908016; -77.07532