Sandra D. Thompson Field

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Sandra D. Thompson Field is a multi-purpose stadium located on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia where it is home to the Hokies soccer and lacrosse teams.

Multi-purpose stadium type of stadium

Multi-purpose stadiums are a type of stadium designed to be easily used by multiple types of events. While any stadium could potentially host more than one type of sport or event, this concept usually refers to a specific design philosophy that stresses multifunctionality over specificity. It is used most commonly in Canada and the United States, where the two most popular outdoor team sports – football and baseball – require radically different facilities. Football uses a rectangular field, while baseball is played on a diamond and large outfield. This requires a particular design to accommodate both, usually an oval. While building stadiums in this way means that sports teams and governments can share costs, it also imposes some challenges.

Blacksburg, Virginia Town in Virginia, United States

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Virginia Tech Hokies intercollegiate sports teams of Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Hokies are the athletic teams officially representing the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in intercollegiate athletics. The Hokies participate in the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference in 19 varsity sports. Virginia Tech's men's sports are football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Virginia Tech's women's sports are basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Virginia Tech won a national championship in bass fishing, as well as in individual track and field events and the men's basketball team has won the 1995 and 1973 NIT tournaments. In addition, a theretofore undefeated Hokies football team lost to Florida State in the 2000 Sugar Bowl for the 1999 national championship and finished the season with a #2 ranking in the BCS Poll.

Built in 2003, the stadium seats 2,500 people and features a regulation size auxiliary field.

Coordinates: 37°13′12″N80°25′18″W / 37.219987°N 80.421784°W / 37.219987; -80.421784

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