The second we walked onto The Proving Grounds facility, we knew it was where we had to host this event!  No detail was overlooked in designing and building this facility and the best part of it all- it was designed with field hockey in mind by a field hockey family.  All 5 turf fields are identical surfaces and the turf fiber height (1/4 inch shorter than standard fields) and consistency were specifically chosen to provide superior play for field hockey.  With the facility expanding to 8 turf fields in 2020, we have plenty of space to grow into as the tournament grows.

Facility Highlights:

  • 5 identical turf fields striped for field hockey with lights (3 more coming in 2020!)
  • 1 water-based Division 1 field hockey field (FIH Global Certified)
  • Bleachers at each field
  • 30/50 candle foot power Musco lights on all fields
  • Video scaffold tower at each field
  • Hi-fidelity audio speakers on all fields and bleachers for music and announcements
  • Wireless microphone for on-field announcements and award presentations
  • Wireless electronic scoreboards on each field
  • 1 warm-up practice area + 1 7v7 turf field with lights for warm-ups
  • New 2-story climate controlled concession building and restrooms
  • All glass 2nd floor clear span lounge overlooking fields 1 and 2, TVs and high speed wi-fi
  • 2nd floor outdoor deck with patio furniture
  • Referees’ room with private restroom
  • Large vendor area along main walkway
  • Ample free paved surface parking for all sporting events


The Proving Grounds is located in the heart of field hockey, just outside Philadelphia.  It is 40 minutes from the Philadelphia Airport, easily accessible from various major highways.  There are numerous hotels, restaurants, and team activities within minutes of the facility.

The Proving Grounds

  • Easy access from I-476, I-276, I-76
  • 11 name brand hotels within 3.5-mile radius of site
  • 10 Minutes from King of Prussia retail and entertainment area
  • Plenty of upscale restaurants, entertainment, and retail within 2-mile radius
  • Adjacent to Tee’s Golf Center (same ownership) with mini golf, driving range, and batting cages