Cardigan’s new artificial turf field has been named in honor of James C. Campbell (c1895-1954), a Cardigan founder and supporter of athletics and outdoor activities for students. As part of Cardigan’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in October, Head of School Chris Day P’12,’13 and Director of Athletics Ryan Frost P’25 hosted a brief dedication and ceremonial coin toss prior to the varsity soccer match against visiting Holderness School.
“This field is dedicated to a Cardigan founder who believed in opening the door of opportunity for others: James C. Campbell (c1895-1954). Cardigan Mountain School is grateful to Mr. Campbell for his dedicated service to the School.”Inscription on Campbell Field Plaque (to be installed Spring 2023)
Campbell Field is located in the formerly vacant field near the intersection of Back Bay Road and Prospect Hill Road, and adjacent to the Williams Fields. The new field will increase the number of soccer and lacrosse fields on campus, but most importantly will permit practice and play much earlier in the spring season than any of Cardigan’s other fields. This lighted space will also provide much needed outdoor space for activities of all kinds during the spring.
The completion of Campbell Field marks a step forward in reaching the goals set forth in Cardigan’s Athletic Master Plan and The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032. Working in partnership with Stantec, a leading sports facility consulting firm from Boston, and Pathways Engineering, Cardigan’s long time civil engineering partner from Lebanon, New Hampshire, Campbell Field was built by R.A.D. Sports of Rockland, Massachusetts.
The Varsity Soccer Cougars went on to win the game against Holderness by a score of 3-1.
Watch a time-lapse of Campbell Field being constructed: