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Homewood Field

Homewood Field
Owner Johns Hopkins University
Capacity 8,500
Opened 1906
Tenants
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
(Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, & Field hockey)

Homewood Field is the athletics stadium of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. It was built in 1906 and has an official capacity of 8,500 people. The name is taken, as is that of the entire campus, from that of the estate of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. It serves as the home field for the university's football, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse teams. It was also the home field for the professional lacrosse team, the Baltimore Bayhawks, for the 2001 and 2003 Major League Lacrosse seasons. It hosted the Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1975. The south grandstand is named for Conrad Gebelein (1884–1981), longtime music director at the university. Homewood Field is located on the northern border of the campus, and it is adjacent to the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

While known primarily for being the "Yankee Stadium of Lacrosse",[1][2] its largest record crowd actually filled the stands for a football game. In 1915 on Thanksgiving Day, 13,000 spectators watched Hopkins grind out a 3–0 win over in-state rivals Maryland. Fletcher Watts ground out the game winning 3rd goal as the last moments ticked down. From then until 1934, the teams met on that day all but two years.[3]

References

  1. ^ The exalted history of the Hopkins lacrosse program, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, March 1, 2007.
  2. ^ A century of excellence, Sports Illustrated, August 25, 1983.
  3. ^ Ted Patterson and Edwin H. Remsberg, Football in Baltimore: History and Memorabilia, 2000, March 25, 2009.
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