Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Diane C. Nordin ’80 Athletic Field by the numbers

Wheaton College Field Hockey vs Babson College.The new artificial turf field has been getting regular use since the end of August 2013, thanks to the generous donations of alumnae/i, parents and friends. Here is a look at what has been happening on the field so far, including the night game pictured above.

Groundbreaking:

Oct. 13, 2012, at Homecoming

Open for action: Fall 2013

Project cost:

Construction: $2.86 million

Maintenance endowment: $1 million

By the numbers:

230 practices and counting (yes, even in winter)

16 games played (men’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s rugby)

9 teams using the field: field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rugby, Ultimate Frisbee and club soccer.

5 night games, 1 men’s soccer, 2 field hockey,
2 men’s rugby

2 outside groups using the field: Foxborough Charter School, for boys’ and girls’ soccer, and CS United club soccer.

Keith Nordstrom photo