Appalachian State University field hockeys new facility has officially been named Brandon and Erica M. Adcock Field at Appalachian Field Hockey Stadium, it was announced on Friday.
The Adcocks are responsible for the lead gift for the stadiums field. Both Brandon and Erica are Appalachian State alumni. Erica was a three time all-conference selection as a member of Appalachians field hockey program from 2003-06.
Brandon is the co-founder of Direct Digital LLC, the developer and marketer of many leading wellness and nutritional supplements. In 2013, the Adcocks received the Alumni Associations Young Alumni Award for their exceptional service to the university and accomplishments in their careers.
The new field is located on the site of the former Appalachian Soccer Stadium at Appalachians State Farm Fields Complex. The field hockey-specific facility includes a water-based Tufted-Astroturf playing surface that deposits 400 gallons of water per minute and will have the field at an optimum play level in 10 minutes.
Having the new turf enables us to practice everyday on the same surface we will be competing on for every game even when we travel to other schools, head coach Brandi Alexander Kist said. This will enable our team to develop better skills and consistency to be more competitive.
The stadium has seating for 450 spectators and a new scoreboard. Long range plans for the stadium will include the installation of lights, construction of locker rooms, a concession/souvenir stand, press box and permanent restrooms.
First official match in the new stadium will be played Aug. 29 when the Georgetown Hoyas come to Boone.