Home of Harvard Field Hockey
- APT Poligras Platinum Olympia pitch
- 180 X 300 feet
In September 2016, Harvard athletics unveiled the new home of the field hockey team, Berylson Family Field Hockey Field. The facility hosted its first event September 2, 2016, with the Crimson facing-off against Holy Cross under the lights.
Located north of the Beren Tennis Center, the new field features an APT Poligras Platinum Olympia surface that is FIH (International Hockey Federation) National certified along with spectator seating, team and media areas, lights and scoreboard. Berylson Field is just the third field in the U.S. to use this type of playing surface, the exact turf that was used in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. It measures 180 feet by 300 feet. The spectator seating area has a capacity of 348 fans, with additional standing-room and berm-seating areas.
Construction of the new field was made possible by the generous support of John G. Berylson, MBA ’79, and his wife Amy S. Berylson ’75, MBA ’79. Both loyal fans and athletes themselves, John played football for Brown University and is a trustee of the Brown University Sports Foundation. He also currently serves as chairman of the London-based Millwall Football Club. The couple has three children, including James T. Berylson '04, Elizabeth Berylson Katz '08, MBA '14 (a two-time letterwinner for Harvard squash) and Jennifer Berylson Block.