Turf Fields & Lights

 

 

 

Our Athletic Program

Norfolk Collegiate's athletic program has transformed over the years and currently boasts a partnership with Bon Secours Health Systems, Old Dominion University and our strength and conditioning program is one of the most comprehensive in the region. Our students, faculty members and coaches have access to physicians specializing in sports medicine and injury prevention.

The addition of our $2.6 million athletic complex in 2015 made Collegiate the first K-12 school in the greater Hampton Roads region with two side-by-side, competition-size turf fields with lights. As the only school with such fields in Hampton Roads, Collegiate offers our student-athletes and the local athletic community a standout facility for local and regional tournaments, as well as the opportunity to train and compete daily on professional-level surfaces. 

Not only does a synthetic grass field allow teams to practice and play games under all weather conditions, it easily accommodates multiple sports to be played on one field. 

The Details: 

  • Two 70x110 yard, competition-sized, pre-lined artificial turf fields

  • Comprised of approximately 164,500 square feet of TurfField Classic Slit Film two-inch with an infill mix

  • Fields are pre-lined for soccer, field hockey, women’s lacrosse and men’s lacrosse

  • Six state-of-the-art Musco® lights; two are 80 feet tall and four are 70 feet tall 
  • Bleachers provide seating for 500 spectators
  • New, high-visibly scoreboards

  • A batting cage offers a designated hitting area, as well as usage of fields for conditioning and fielding practice for our softball and baseball teams. 

Turf Field History

In 2013, Norfolk Collegiate completed Phase III of the Rings of Life Campaign and opened the Meredith Center for the Arts. Upon completion of the Meredith Center, the Board of Trustees moved to begin the next phase of capital improvements — a $2.6 million “Turf Fields and Lights Campaign,” chaired by former chairman of the board and alumni parent Henry U. Harris, III.

There is an unwavering commitment to athletics in the Norfolk Collegiate community and the addition of turf fields and lights to the campus was seen as the highest priority investment our school could make. The benefit of investing in new turf fields and lights was two-fold, with improvements impacting every current and future student at Norfolk Collegiate, as well as the greater Hampton Roads area.

In May of 2015, the school broke ground on the new turf fields and lights with a bang. Before the new turf could be installed, students, faculty and staff and parents took to the athletic fields for Color Collegiate: A Farewell to the Fields. The K-12 event included a series of competitions as students were covered in colored powder. Following the event, the school broke ground on the new complex.  

On Sept. 25, 2015, the school officially opened the turf fields and turned on the lights in celebration of the new athletic complex.

Media coverage: 
Norfolk Collegiate christens new $2.6 million complex

Norfolk Collegiate celebrates new athletic complex