SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse moved into its new headquarters in Sparks, Md., today, culminating a multi-year effort to meet the growing needs of the organization. Since its inception in 1998, US Lacrosse had been located adjacent to Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The new facility is the result of a $15 million capital campaign entirely funded by private donors. To date, more than $14 million has been raised for the campaign, which will conclude with a public grand opening in early September.

“We’re extremely grateful for the generosity of so many people that have made this dream a reality,” said Steven Stenersen, president and CEO of US Lacrosse. “The trust they’ve placed in us to develop this great sport is humbling, and we are committed to validating that trust.”

The IWLCA Building at US Lacrosse National Headquarters is the centerpiece of the project. The three-level 45,000 square foot structure hosts expanded office and meeting space for the US Lacrosse staff, the Crum Family Education and Training Center, and locker rooms. A new National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, featuring the Richie Moran Hall of Fame Gallery, will open to the public at the grand opening this fall.

The building overlooks William G. Tierney Field, which will be the training home for the U.S. National Teams Program. The intimate, lighted facility boasts a permanent seating area for 500 fans and berms surround the field that will allow for additional spectators. GreenFields, a world leader in artificial turf systems, is installing its state-of-the-art MX Trimension woven turf and woven Sine pad along with a TPE infill for the playing surface. Just above the seating area to Tierney Field is the Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. Promenade, which includes The Creator’s Game statue sculpted by Jud Hartmann that was moved from the old US Lacrosse headquarters. The promenade also includes 21 pillars honoring college lacrosse programs from around the country.

The U.S. Men’s U19 team will hold a training weekend at the facility on June 4-5 in preparation for this summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Canada.

US Lacrosse was formed in 1998 as the result of a merger of eight national lacrosse organizations, most of which were volunteer-run. US Lacrosse continues to rely on the service of volunteers, with more than 300 actively engaged in roles through various committees. In addition, the organization now has more than 80 full-time employees and serves more than 450,000 members nationwide. US Lacrosse also boasts a network of 68 regional chapters that help serve the sport at the grassroots level.

To learn more about the organization’s efforts to serve the sport, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.

Reception area at US Lacrosse headquarters.

The Crum Family Education and Training Center. Clayton Crum played for the University of Texas women's team and was the winner of the Amtahcha Award as the outstanding player in the US Lacrosse Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates.

Office space on the top level of the IWLCA Building at US Lacrosse National Headquarters.

Final work is nearing completion on the GreenFields playing surface at William G. Tierney Field. A U.S. U19 men's team training weekend in early June is the first scheduled event for the field.

One of two locker rooms at the facility. The spacious rooms each have 43 individual lockers.

Tunnel leading out from the locker rooms to William G. Tierney Field.

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