Kinsley Field – York College Spartans Women’s Lacrosse
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York College is a private college located in York, Pennsylvania. The college is located approximately 1 hour north of Baltimore, MD and 30 minutes south of Harrisburg, PA. The general student population of full time undergraduates is around 4,000 students. The campus is located on 190 acres in the suburbs of York. The school has been ranked in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.
The Spartans athletics program competes at the Division III level in the Capital Athletic Conference against schools such as Christopher Newport University, Salisbury University, University of Mary Washington, and Penn State-Harrisburg. The college offers 23 varsity sports.
Many people do not realize that York, Pennsylvania is rich in history as it was the first capital of the United States, birthplace of the Articles of the Confederation, and where the words “The United States of America” were first spoken.
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There are no food stands at Kinsley Field. The school has chosen to offer an indoor café to patrons inside of the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.
The café offers your standard sports venue foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, and snacks. The café serves patrons at the outdoor sporting events (lacrosse and soccer) while also catering to the indoor sporting events (basketball). The pricing is reasonable as most food and drink choices are under $5 in cost.
The walk from Kinsley Field to the indoor café is a reasonable distance and takes approximately 3-4 minutes, although slightly inconvenient.
Kinsley Field consists of two regulation sized fields; one for men’s and women’s lacrosse and one for men’s and women’s soccer. The fields have a common bleacher seating located in the middle of both fields with bleachers facing outward. A standard sized press box is located above the stands with large window panes facing towards both turf fields.
Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are consistently ranked in the top 10 in national polls. There is a Maryland lacrosse influence at the school when viewing both rosters. Overall, the lacrosse atmosphere is good.
York College is located in York, Pennsylvania. York, known as the White Rose City, is the county seat for York, Pennsylvania. The college is located in the southern portion of York in an industrial portion of the city. It has easy access to Interstate I-83. York city hosts many attractions including the Harley-Davidson regional factory, a minor league baseball team named the York Revolution, the York Barbell Hall of Fame, and a vibrant downtown area including markets, museums, and music venues.
The city of York is only 43,000 residents; you can see many of the sites in and around the city over a short period of time. There are many historical sites to see such as the Bridge Diorama in Wrightsville, the Haldeman Mansion, and the Myers mansion. Also, in nearby Lancaster you can visit the Strasburg railroad and Pennsylvania Amish attractions.
There are many quality places to eat in York, however, many are not within walking or close driving distance to the college. The White Rose Bar and Grill is a popular choice among locals and is located in the downtown part of York. Also, a 15 minute drive from the campus is Wyndridge Farms. The restaurant contains a brewery and is located inside a renovated barn overlooking the York County countryside.
Most fans were wearing green York College fanwear. There were approximately 100 fans in attendance and many understood the game and were quite enthusiastic. You are also likely to find a good number of fans of the opposing teams as lacrosse fans tend to support their teams fairly well, and many of the opposing schools are located close by.
The stadium is approximately three miles from Interstate 83 on Country Club Road. The stadium’s location is easy to find and parking is free. There is an abundance of parking available to patrons.
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Tickets are free to lacrosse games. The quality of lacrosse is in the upper level of Division III on both the men’s and women’s side. Also, the college offered free color posters of the women’s lacrosse team for all visitors which included home and visiting team rosters.
You will get the feel of a small, private school once you set foot on the campus.
The interesting dual use bleacher/press box is a pretty interesting design. It seems to be an efficient way to use one facility and two fields in one setup.
Kinsley field provides quality playing fields for its players and a good atmosphere for its fans. It has an exclusive lacrosse turf field where the other turf field at York College is exclusive for soccer. The athletic facilities are kept in excellent shape and the Grumbacher Sports and Fitness Center is a state-of-the art facility.
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