US Lacrosse moved into its new headquarters in Sparks, Md., 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.
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. 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.