70 Central Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
Johnson Field opened as the new home of Yale Field Hockey in the spring of 2001. The 750-seat synthetic turf complex sits adjacent to DeWitt Family Field, the home of Yale Softball. Stadium seating for Johnson Field is along the east side of the complex. Entrance to the bleacher stadium is up a concourse walkway behind the seats with bridge access to the bleachers from the top level preventing interference with spectators in their seats viewing a contest. A press box with camera access above sits at midfield overlooking the field. On the opposite, or west, side of the field there is a berm lined with trees where spectators can sit on the grass and watch the game.
The synthetic turf field is 240' x 390'. The Astroturf 12XL system on a 35mm thick elastic layer is the top-of-the-line synthetic turf system manufactured today. The entire field is placed over a free draining Dynamic Stone (porous stone) base with additional sub drainage. The turf surface is equipped with an underground manual irrigation system. The field has permanent dark green inlayed lines markings 50 yards x 100 yards with horizontal lines every 5 yards for use by the football team. All other playing lines will be painted on the surface for the sports that are in their primary playing season. A 10' blacktop perimeter boarders the field.
The field is lighted for night play with a sports lighting system capable of providing a minimum of 50 foot-candles over the entire playing field. The sport lighting system provides for glare and spill control thereby only lighting the playing field and not the surrounding areas.
Johnson Field also served as the home of Yale Women's Lacrosse from 2000 through 2008.
To see a schedule of events on Johnson Field, click here