Completed in September 2008, Swan Field serves as a competition site for field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse as well as a practice site for the aforementioned teams and men's and women's soccer, baseball and softball. Swan Field has a synthetic FieldTurf surface used by a number of professional and collegiate teams throughout the country. The use of lights expands both practice and competition opportunities and aids in the reduction of missed class time by allowing flexibility in scheduling games and practices no longer limited by daylight hours.
Then-athletic director and football coach Dana Swan, who had coached lacrosse at Washington & Lee, inspired a club team at Haverford in 1971, most of whose members had never handled a stick before. He coached the first varsity men's lacrosse team in 1972 and continued through the 1986 season, a span of 15 seasons. He was Haverford's Athletic Director from 1969-82, and was Associate Director of Admission from 1982 until his retirement in 2002. He coached football from 1968-72.
Swan Field went through a complete turf re-installation prior the 2018 season to give our teams the best student-athlete experience possible. You can see the renovations through the photo gallery below.