Barksdale Field, Dedicated 1975

Barksdale Field is located adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Hall and the Integrated Science Center, at the corner of Jamestown Road and Landrum Drive. Named for Martha Barksdale, long-time Physical Education Professor and member of the first class of women at William & Mary, Barksdale Field was dedicated on October 10, 1975. Previously, the field was designed as women's athletics fields for hockey, soccer, track, and tennis. Over the years, the field has evolved into a venue for intramural football and soccer by students.

In 2004, the university began a plan to construct two residence halls on the site of Barksdale Field. Completed in 2006 at a cost of an estimated $29 million, the Jamestown Residences contain approximately 128,000 square feet of living space for students and has become a popular choice for student housing.

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Barksdale Field, August 1996

Barksdale Field, August 1996

A photograph of Barksdale Field taken in August of 1996. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Field hockey on Barksdale Field, circa 1975-1979

Field hockey on Barksdale Field, circa 1975-1979

Women playing field hockey on Barksdale Field, circa 1975-1979. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Looking across Barksdale Field to dorms, undated

Looking across Barksdale Field to dorms, undated

A photo looking across Barksdale Field to dorms, taken from the roof of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

SAVE ME written on Barksdale Field, September 3, 2004

SAVE ME written on Barksdale Field, September 3, 2004

SAVE ME written on the grass on Barksdale Field on September 3, 2004, prior to construction of new Jamestown Dorms. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Construction and archaeology work on Barksdale Field, September 21, 2004

Construction and archaeology work on Barksdale Field, September 21, 2004

Construction and archaeology work on Barksdale Field on September 21, 2004, in preparation for new Jamestown Dorms. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Martha Barksdale, undated

Martha Barksdale, undated

A photograph of Martha Barksdale, for whom Barksdale Field was named, in honor of her work for women's physical education at William & Mary. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

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Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary., “Barksdale Field, Dedicated 1975,” TribeTrek, accessed July 24, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/20.
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