In April of 1999, the North Carolina field hockey and women's lacrosse programs dedicated their new home, Francis E. Henry Stadium. Inside the Tar Heels' spacious field hockey locker room, each player has her own full-length locker, with ample storage space and a plaque bearing her name and number. Next door is a film and meeting room with computers, a big-screen TV and a kitchen area. The coaches' locker room provides another place for reviewing film The building's entranceway houses a sizeable trophy case, with space for the Tar Heels' five NCAA Championship trophies and plenty of room for those yet to be won.
The stands seat 1,086 fans and also house a concessions stand, restrooms, and sports medicine and storage areas.
The 12,000-square-foot facility, first-class in every way, could not have been built without contributions from hundreds of Tar Heel supporters. Their generosity is celebrated throughout the stadium, from the engraved bricks out front to plaques on the Carolina blue seats in the stands. Inside are signs recognizing more donors whose gifts helped make the facility a reality.