Michigan Men's Lacrosse Facility Information
The Wolverines' main playing facility will be Michigan Stadium. U-M played the program's inaugural games, a pair of exhibitions, at the Big House on Oct. 2, 2011 -- an 11-10 overtime loss to Providence and a 16-3 victory over Concordia (Wis.). A highlight of the Wolverines' inaugural season will be a home contest against Ohio State in the Big House on April 14 before the annual Football Spring Game.
Oosterbaan Field House serves as Michigan lacrosse's home playing field when necessary. It is located across the parking lot from Yost Ice Arena and behind Schembechler Hall on State Street. Aside from serving as the home of Michigan lacrosse, the building is used by U-M athletics for indoor practices and by the university's intramural and club sports programs.
Constructed in 1970, Oosterbaan Field House features two end-line filming stations, a climate-controlled playing/spectator environment and sideline seating for 800 people. The team has recently added accommodations for end-zone seating for an additional 200 fans that offers a unique view of the game.
The building is joined to Schembechler Hall (which houses the Michigan football team) and the recently built Al Glick Field House (football's main practice facility). Featuring a state-of-the-art FieldTurf surface, Oosterbaan's enclosed practice and playing area provides year-round, full-field training and development opportunities.
The university has recently committed to an estimated $500,000 worth of renovations for Oosterbaan Field House that should be in place for the Wolverines' inaugural season in the spring of 2012. These will include both cosmetic and game-day additions to improve the fan experience.