Barksdale Field

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Barksdale Field is located adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Hall and William Barton Rogers Hall, at the corner of Jamestown Road and Landrum Drive on the College of William and Mary Campus. Named for Martha Barksdale, long-time Physical Education Professor and member of the first class of women at the College, Barksdale Field was dedicated on October 10, 1975. Previously, the field was designed as a Women's Athletics Field for hockey, soccer, track, and tennis in the 1930s. Over the years, the field has evolved into a venue for intramural football and soccer by students.

In 2004, the College began a plan to construct two residence halls on the site of Barksdale Field. Completed in 2006 at a cost of an estimated $29 million, the Jamestown Residences contain approximately 128,000 square feet of living space for students.


P1986.99 - Barksdale Field at the Dedication Ceremony in November 1975

P1987.393 - Construction equipment at field

P1988.68 - Spruce tree with field in background


  • University Archives Buildings File (2007), Barksdale Athletic Fields, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.

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