Turf Field History
In 2013, Norfolk Collegiate completed Phase III of the Rings of Life Campaign and opened the Meredith Center for the Arts. Upon completion of the Meredith Center, the Board of Trustees moved to begin the next phase of capital improvements — a $2.6 million “Turf Fields and Lights Campaign,” chaired by former chairman of the board and alumni parent Henry U. Harris, III.
There is an unwavering commitment to athletics in the Norfolk Collegiate community and the addition of turf fields and lights to the campus was seen as the highest priority investment our school could make. The benefit of investing in new turf fields and lights was two-fold, with improvements impacting every current and future student at Norfolk Collegiate, as well as the greater Hampton Roads area.
In May of 2015, the school broke ground on the new turf fields and lights with a bang. Before the new turf could be installed, students, faculty and staff and parents took to the athletic fields for Color Collegiate: A Farewell to the Fields. The K-12 event included a series of competitions as students were covered in colored powder. Following the event, the school broke ground on the new complex.
On Sept. 25, 2015, the school officially opened the turf fields and turned on the lights in celebration of the new athletic complex.
Norfolk Collegiate christens new $2.6 million complex
Norfolk Collegiate celebrates new athletic complex