Kent State Field Hockey Camps

Facilities & Directions

Murphy Mellis Field:

All sessions will be held on the state-of-the-art Murphy-Mellis Field. This facility features a turf playing surface and one of the country’s premier watering systems. Transportation will be provided to and from the field and residence halls.

After sharing Dix Stadium with the football team for nine years, the Kent State field hockey team moved into its very own state-of-the-art complex in 2005, just a few hundred yards north of its previous home. In 2006, it was officially tabbed Murphy-Mellis Field, in honor of Mel Mellis, a 1968 graduate of Kent State and his wife, Susan Murphy, who made the lead gift for the facility.

The Murphy-Mellis facility includes a brand new playing surface from Sportexe, a storage and meeting facility, watering system, new stands, team benches, press box, scoreboard and camera platforms.

Kent State opened Murphy-Mellis Field Sept. 25, 2005 with a 4-3 setback against national power Michigan and officially dedicated the opening of the stadium Oct. 23, 2005 with a 1-0 win over Ohio.

The Golden Flashes do a majority of their off-season training adjacent to Murphy-Mellis Field in the Kent State Field House, which is complete with an indoor track, 100-yard artificial turf field, weight room, lockers and administrative offices.

Kent State’s locker rooms are located underneath the grandstands of Dix Stadium right next to the football, soccer, baseball and softball locker rooms, all of which have easy access to equipment and training rooms. Dix Stadium played host to the 2001 NCAA Field Hockey national semifinals and championship game.

Directions to Murphy Mellis Field

Directions From the North

  • I-71 or I-77 or I-271 to I-480 East
    • I-480 becomes St. Rt.14.
    • Stay on St. Rt. 14 into Streetsboro (Interstate map).
    • Take St. Rt. 43 south from Streetsboro to Kent (5 miles).
    • Stay on Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 59 (Haymaker Parkway).
    • Turn left onto St. Rt. 59.
    • Stay on St. Rt. 59 past campus to St. Rt. 261 (just over 2 miles).
    • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
    • At the 1st traffic light turn left.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left.
    • The Field House is on your left just past Dix Stadium.

Directions From the South

  • I-71/I-77 to I-76 East to St. Rt. 43 North (exit 33)
    • Follow St. Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 261 (less than 2 miles).
    • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
    • Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto Summit Road.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left.
    • The Field House is just beyond Dix Stadium on your left.

Directions From the East

  • I-76 West to St. Rt. 43 North (exit 33)
    • Stay on St. Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 261 (less than 2 miles).
    • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
    • Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto Summit Road.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left.
    • The Field House is on the left just past Dix Stadium.
  • St. Rt. 59
    • Turn left onto St. Rt. 261.
    • Follow  St. Rt. 261 to 1st traffic light.
    • Turn left onto Summit Road.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left.
    • The Field House is on the left just past Dix Stadium.
  • Ohio Turnpike to exit 187
    • Take St. Rt. 14 to Streetsboro (Interstate map).
    • Take St. Rt. 43 south to Kent (5 miles).
    • Stay on St. Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 59 (Haymaker Parkway).
    • Turn left onto St. Rt. 59.
    • Stay on St. Rt. 59 past campus to St. Rt. 261 (just over 2 miles).
    • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
    • At the 1st traffic light turn left onto Summit Road.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left.
    • The Field House is on the left just past Dix Stadium.

Directions From the West

  • I-76 to St. Rt. 43 North (exit 33)
    • Stay on St. Rt. 43 North to Kent (less than 2 miles) to the intersection with St Rt. 261.
    • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
    • Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto Summit Road.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left.
    • The Field House is on the left just past Dix Stadium.
  • St. Rt. 261 to Summit Road (1 mile past intersection withSt. Rt. 43)
    • Turn right onto Summit Road.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left. The Field House is on the left just past Dix Stadium.
  • Ohio Turnpike to exit 187
    • Take St. Rt. 14 to Streetsboro (Interstate map).
    • Take St. Rt. 43 south to Kent (5 miles).
    • Stay on St. Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 59 (Haymaker Parkway).
    • Turn left onto St. Rt. 59.
    • Stay on St. Rt. 59 past campus to St. Rt. 261 (just over 2 miles).
    • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
    • At the 1st traffic light turn left onto Summit Road.
    • Dix Stadium is on your left.
    • The Field House is on the left just past Dix Stadium.