Overview Constructed in 2000 and revamped in 2011, MacDowell Field is home of Babson's field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse programs. This fully-lit artificial turf complex is named in honor of the MacDowell family, including alumni Todd MacDowell '03, who was a member of the first Babson men's lacrosse team to use the field in 2001, and Roy MacDowell III '00. Due to the ability to easily remove snow from the surface, the field is used year round by nearly all of Babson's varsity programs, Babson club and intramural teams, and the Babson community. External group field use by permit only.
Playing Surface Originally featuring an AstroTurf playing surface, MacDowell Field was last resurfaced in 2013 with A-Turf that features monofilament grass fibers with sand/rubber infill. Completely enclosed by chain link fencing, the 100,000-square-foot surface is lined for field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse.
Additional Features Other features of MacDowell Field include:
Full lighting courtesy of six 60-foot-high light towers
Bleacher seating for up to 800 spectators
An electronic LED scoreboard that includes penalty times
A second-story press box located between MacDowell Field and Hartwell-Rogers Field. The press box accommodates up to 10 people and is accessible to opposing sports information and media personnel upon request.
A permanent sound system with PA controls located in the press box
Wireless internet access
Directions & Parking MacDowell Field is located near the Webster Center in the northwest corner of the Babson campus. From the main entrance, follow College Drive to the second stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and bear left toward the Webster Center when the road splits. Visitor and student parking is available on the garage roof on your right. More visitor parking is available beyond the Webster Center on your left. From there, follow the paved walkway to the right of the Webster Center toward the Upper Field area. MacDowell Field is located next to Hartwell-Rogers Field.