Thompson Field

Thompson Field serves as the home of the Virginia Tech men’s and women’s soccer teams as well as the lacrosse team. Located in the center of the Virginia Tech athletics complex, the facility ranks as one of the finest for both soccer and lacrosse in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Men's Soccer Quick Facts
Seasons in Use15th Season
Overall Record65-51-19 (.552) Games: 135
ACC Record14-33 (.298) Games: 47
vs. Non-Conference48-16-19 (.693) Games: 83
vs. Ranked Teams10-27 (.270) Games: 37

Women's Soccer Quick Facts
Seasons in Use15th Season
Overall Record92-41-18 (.669) Games: 151
ACC Record29-30 (.492) Games: 59
vs. Non-Conference62-9-18 (.798) Games: 89
vs. Ranked Teams15-30 (.333) Games: 45

Lacrosse Quick Facts
Seasons in Use15th Season
Overall Record46-50 (.479) Games: 96
ACC Record3-30 (.091) Games: 33
vs. Non-Conference41-18 (.695) Games: 59
vs. Ranked Teams3-35 (.079) Games: 38

Located across from Lane Stadium, the Hokies’ football home, and adjacent to Tech Softball Park, Thompson Field was completed in the fall of 2003 and dedicated in 2008 in the name of Sandra D. Thompson, a longtime supporter of women’s athletics at Virginia Tech.

The field is a bluegrass playing surface and measures approximately 75 by 120 yards. It is equipped with an underground irrigation system and a drainage system that allows for it to be ready for play quickly following rainstorms. The complex also features a wireless scoreboard, and a permanent Hubbell lighting system allows for night games.

The athletics department has made improvements gradually since the venue opened in 2003. In 2005, workers completed a new restroom facility for the field, and during the summer of 2008, a new game operations center was erected atop the stadium above the fans. The approximately 900-square foot facility includes two broadcast booths for both home team and visiting team radio broadcasts. The center also has two covered areas devoted to broadcasting and/or videographers’ cameras, and there is a large working area for media members covering the Hokies.

The climate-controlled facility also contains a state-of-the-art sound system and Ethernet capability. The Internet-ready facility allows Tech’s official athletics website,, to originate live audio broadcasts and live stats of the Hokies’ matches from the press box. Above the grandstand is a wired camera deck.

Between each team’s bench area is the Sandy D. Thompson Press Box. Formerly the press operations center for the field, the facility is now used as a halftime room for game officials and as an auxiliary area for press and game operations.

Thompson Field, which has been expanded since it was opened, now features approximately 2,028 bench-back seats, where each fan has an unobstructed view of the playing surface. Spacious area around the field allows for nearly 1,500 more fans to watch games. 

DIRECTIONS | Thompson Field

867 Washington Street, SW
Blacksburg, Va. 24061

From the north or east
Take Interstate 81 south to exit 118B, following US 460 west to Blacksburg.
From the south
Take Interstate 81 north to exit 118B, following US 460 west to Blacksburg.
From West Virginia
Take Interstate 77 south (West Virginia Turnpike) to exit 9. Exit and turn left onto 460 east. Follow 460 east to Blacksburg.
Once in Blacksburg
Use the 460 bypass around the downtown area. Follow 460 bypass to Exit 6 Southgate Drive (Va. 314). Take the second exit at the first roundabout to stay on Southgate Drive. At the second roundabout, take the first exit to stay on Southgate Drive. At the traffic signal, turn left onto Beamer Way. Thompson Field will then be on the left.