Tufts University's Bello Field opened in 2004 and is home to the Jumbo men's soccer, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse teams. Additionally, the facility is used by Tufts' club sports and intramural programs, as well as local community sports organizations.
The field incorporates state-of-the-art technology that combines synthetic grass fibers on top of a mixture of sand and rubber, while maintaining the feel of a natural grass field. A key advantage is that the field requires far less maintenance, and it is playable in conditions that grass fields are not.
The facility is named in recognition of 1968 Tufts gradaute John Bello and his family. In addition to being a member of the Tufts Board of Trustees, Bello is also on the Tufts Athletics Advisory Board. Mr. and Mrs. Bello made the lead donation to finance the facility.
“Nancy and I feel very good about doing this,” Bello said at the time, “and it’s not the last thing we’ll do, either.”
Bello Field has been host to several NCAA Tournament contests, including the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Semifinal between the Jumbos at Saint Lawrence University on May 22, 2016. The Jumbos won 23-12 to advance to the NCAA Championship Game. In 2019 women's lacrosse hosted NCAA "Sweet 16" and "Elite 8" games at Bello from which they advanced to the program's first-ever "Final Four." Men's soccer did the same in 2016 and 2018. The first game played at the facility was a field hockey victory against Colby College, 1-0 in overtime, on September 11, 2004.
The Bello Field turf playing surface was redone in the summer of 2015.
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