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Ohio's Pruitt Field

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Pruitt Field

Pruitt Field opened on the Ohio's Athletics Mall in 2000 and serves as the home to the Bobcats' field hockey team. It is named in honor of Dr. Peggy Pruitt, a key figure in Ohio Athletics from 1975 to 2001.

The multi-purpose facility features a top-of-the-line artificial playing surface trimmed with a signature red brick grandstand that seats up to 1,000 spectators. The facility, which also encompasses Goldsberry Track, is home to Ohio's track and field teams as well.

The playing surface is made of Astroturf 2000 and has a layer of gravel for drainage and two levels of rubber granules with a gravel mix underneath. The turf came in five-yard-wide pieces with every line and decal already sewn in.

Pruitt served as Ohio's head field hockey coach from 1975-77 and head tennis coach from 1975-82. She also became the school's associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator from 1993 until retiring in 2001. Always focused on providing the most positive experience possible for the Bobcat student-athlete, Pruitt played an integral role in the progressive growth of Ohio Athletics.

Pruitt Field lies on the west end of Ohio's campus near Bob Wren Stadium, the 3,000-seat baseball stadium built in 1998, and Ohio Softball Field, which opened in 1999. Just across the street lies the newly renovated Chessa Field, home to the Bobcat women's soccer team.