Campus South Athletic Field

By Alec Goodwin

Campus South Athletic Field, the replacement for North Field, is set for completion this summer and will be located at 61st Street and Woodlawn Avenue, behind the Mott Building. The field is a part of the ongoing Campus North Residence Hall development. The new Campus North dorm will be located on the old Pierce Hall and North Field lots; as a result, North Field will be destroyed and replaced by the Campus South Athletic Field. In contrast to the old field, which was made of natural grass, Campus South Field will be composed of artificial turf. There will also be a small natural grass field next to the main field to be used for warm-ups and intramural sports. According to University of Chicago Athletic Director Erin McDermott, the field will include night lighting, bleachers that seat 50 people, a small service building with storage, an athletic training room, restrooms, and team benches. McDermott also said that the field will be permanently marked for soccer and lacrosse, with 10-yard tick marks for football. North Field was used for varsity soccer and football. According to McDermott, Campus South will be available for offseason varsity soccer and football practices in the spring, but its primary use is intended for club sports and intramural teams requiring a field. The Athletic Department will handle scheduling of the field. ­