Kraft Field was a gift to Tufts University from Robert K. Kraft and Family, owners of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and Gillette Stadium. Daniel Kraft, Robert's second of four sons, is a 1987 graduate of Tufts and a trustee emeritus of the university.
Kraft Field is the home of the Tufts women's soccer team. In 2001, it was the site of the NCAA Divison III Women's Soccer "Final Four." The Jumbos advanced to the championship game with a 1-0 overtime victory against Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the semifinals. Tufts lost to College of New Jersey 2-1 on a last-second goal in the NCAA final.
In 2014, Associazione Sportiva Roma, the professional Italian football club based in Rome which is commonly referred to as Roma, practiced at Kraft Field in advance of an international friendly against the Liverpool Football Club at Fenway Park. Francesco Totti, who played for Roma and the Italy national team, and is considered to be one of the greatest Italian players of all time, was among the team members to practice on Kraft Field that summer.
The facility had also been home to the Tufts University men's soccer, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse teams prior to the opening of the Bello Field turf stadium.
Tree-lined and nestled within a Somerville neighborhood at the southern end of the Tufts campus, and nearby to busy Powerhouse Circle outside Davis Square, Kraft Field offers a unique setting for top-notch Division III women's soccer action. The field is adjacent to Ellis Oval / Zimman Field, home to the Jumbo football team in the fall, making for a double-dose of college sports excitement on Saturday afternoons.
Kraft Field has been host to the NESCAC women's soccer semfinals and championship game three times in 2019, 2005 and 2002.