Saint Ignatius High School

Campus South Athletic Complex

Because of the growing need for additional, adequate practice space the Campus South Athletic Complex called for the turfing of Kyle and McLaughlin fields and the construction of a field house.
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Renovations to our athletic practice fields south of Lorain Avenue are practical as well as aesthetic. Kyle and McLaughlin fields, honor our legendary football and soccer coaches. Renovations included artificial turf with lines for multiple sports. There is a growing need for additional and adequate practice space. Currently, varsity, junior varsity and freshmen football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and marching band all compete for field space. Prior to renovations, much of the time the field was unusable as the natural grass surface did not hold up in Cleveland weather. One practice session on a soggy field killed grass and created holes, causing uneven, muddy and unsafe conditions.

Project Benefits

  • Usable, year-round space
  • Long-lasting, durable field surface
  • Safe area to hold games and practices for various teams and groups
  • Multiple team practices at the same time
  • Open archways and brick elements will send a welcoming message to the surrounding neighborhood

Project Scope

  • Turf, including all necessary excavation, drainage, preparation and installation
  • Entrances, signs, enhanced security lighting and fencing make up the majority of the additional costs
If you would like more information on the Campus South Athletic Complex or want to discuss supporting this project, please contact Garen Distelhorst '96.
  • Athletic Archways

    To recognize the athletic excellence achieved by our state championship teams and two legendary coaches, each field is designated in honor of the outstanding work that has been done throughout the years. The entrances to the field are named Kyle Field in honor of English teacher, Head Football and Track & Field Coach Chuck Kyle ‘69 and McLaughlin Field in honor of Theology Department Chair and Head Soccer Coach Mike McLaughlin ‘85. Each archway includes their name and a plaque will be placed near the archways to honor our state championship teams and their support of the project.

  • Kyle and McLaughlin Fields

    Construction on the field began May 1, 2017 and the fields were officially dedicated on Monday, October 23, 2017. The renovations include three acres of synthetic turf field with the creation of two synthetic turf practice fields lined for football, rugby, soccer and lacrosse – separated by safety netting or used as one large field. The fields are open for community use, similar to Wasmer Field.

Advancement Staff

Join Us

To support this project, we ask that you make a gift to the newly established Fr. Sullivan Fund for Athletics. This fund was created in honor of Rev. William A. Sullivan, S.J. to account for the future of Saint Ignatius Athletics. Your support is appreciated.