Eastgate Field has been home to the Crusader women’s soccer program since its inception in 1993.
Many renovations have taken place over the last decade at the complex. In 1999, a new scoreboard was added at Eastgate. More additions took place prior to the 2001 season as a new set of bleachers was added to the complex, giving the field a seating capacity of 500. In addition, a fully-enclosed press box was added at the top of the bleachers, featuring an area for television and radio broadcasts to originate from Eastgate Field. The roof of the press box is covered, serving as a camera deck.
In addition to the press facility upgrades, a concession stand was also added behind the bleachers. All of the renovations in 2001 were made possible by a generous gift to the school. Most recently, new team shelters were built on the east side of the field prior to the 2007 campaign, resulting in unobstructed sight lines for spectators.
Since the start of the 2004 season, Eastgate Field has held a remarkable home-field advantage for the Crusader women’s soccer program. Entering 2012, Valpo is 39-16-8 at Eastgate Field over the last eight seasons.
The Crusaders have also played a few matches each season at Brown Field since installation of ProGrass on the field prior to the 2008 campaign.