Lacrosse alumnus Michael Crown ’10 and his parents, Steve and Nancy, are responsible for the addition of lights and FieldTurf at Andy Kerr. In recognition for their generosity and longstanding loyalty to Colgate and the athletics program, the field was named for the Crown Family in 2014.
In 2007, Andy Kerr Stadium was the site of one of the biggest men’s lacrosse victories over then-undefeated Syracuse -- 12-11 in the final game of the season.
Charles H. Sanford Fieldhouse
The Charles H. Sanford Fieldhouse is used by numerous Colgate teams and the general public throughout the year. It has an AstroTurf playing surface comprising four tennis courts, softball batting cages and a large center divider which allows simultaneous practices, bordered by a six lane, 200 meter Plexitrac track and various areas for jumping and pole vault activities.
Sanford is home to the annual Class of ’32 Track Meet and indoor non-league tennis matches when weather does not permit play on the Joseph W. Abrahamson courts. It also contains the Maroon Council lounge and the offices of the track and cross country, softball, golf and tennis coaches.
The fieldhouse was dedicated on November 11, 1987 and stands in testimony to the leadership and generosity of Trustee Charles H. Sanford, Class of 1958. The Class of ’32 track was dedicated on June 4, 1988 in memory of Jack Rourke, track coach and trainer.
The first men’s track meet was held on February 19, 1988 with a final score University of Rochester 83, Colgate 59 and Hamilton College 37. The first varsity women’s team meet was also the team’s first sweep- by 40 points over Hamilton and Roberts Wesleyan College on February 16, 1991.
Tyler’s Field is home to the field hockey, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse teams. It has an AstroTurf surface, lighting and a press box. It has a capacity of 735 with bleacher seating in its blue stone-clad stands which also include restroom and team meeting facilities.
Tyler’s Field was dedicated on October 17, 1997 by George A. (Tony) Whaling ’59 and Suzanne Whaling and their family as tribute to their son, Tyler, #83, Class of 1993, who played football and lacrosse between 1989-1993.
On the day of the dedication the field hockey team defeated Bucknell University by a score of 3-1.