Harvard’s football players are provided with a wide range of top-notch facilities designed to keep the Crimson at the top of its game each Saturday.
Harvard and head coach Tim Murphy have a number of options
available when it comes to practice facilities. The resurfacing of
Harvard Stadium with FieldTurf has allowed for the Crimson to use
its game field as its everyday practice facility.
The football team also has regular access to Jordan Field, the university’s Astroturf facility, and Cumnock Field, a spacious natural grass locale that allows for practice for any road games that are played on those surfaces.
All of Harvard’s practice facilities are lighted for evening use, allowing the players the necessary time to tend to their studies during the day.
Off the field, Harvard’s players and coaches find comfortable surroundings in the completely renovated football office and locker room wing located in Dillon Field House.
The first phase of the renovations included a comprehensive display of photos and newspaper clippings of the great history of Harvard Football. The suite’s Wall of Champions contains framed portraits of Harvard’s seven national championship teams and numerous Ivy League championship squads.
A separate wall is dedicated to Harvard’s current NFL players and the Crimson’s career record holders. Interspersed among the suite are custom-framed accounts of the greatest games in Harvard’s history containing original documents, photos and newspaper clippings.
In addition, a beautiful trophy and display case houses a flat-screen television as well as a collection of historic trophies and cherished footballs from the great moments in Harvard’s history.
The second phase of the renovation included a reconstruction of the squads’s meeting space as well as construction of modern offices for members of the coaching staff.
The third phase saw a complete renovation of Harvard’s locker room to better suit the needs of today’s student-athlete. The locker room contains two spacious areas, each with its own projection technology, televisions, couches and entertainment systems. In addition, the Crimson equipment room, which sits adjacent to the locker room in Dillon Field House, was redesigned and modernized with new furnishings to make serving the football team more efficient.
Harvard’s student-athletes also take advantage of state-of-the-art strength training and sports medicine facilities, along with professionally trained staff in both areas who ensure the physical well-being of every player. The sports medicine area, completely overhauled in the summer of 2006, is located in Dillon Field House, just steps from the Crimson locker room. It consists of more than 5,000 square feet and is equipped with various modalities, a hydrotherapy room and rehabilitation and cardiovascular equipment.