Grant Field Ready For AAU Junior Olympic Games

July 27, 2009

IOWA CITY, IA – – Grant Field, home of the University of Iowa field hockey team, will serve as host site for the 2009 AAU Junior Field Hockey Olympic Games. Competition will begin Thursday and conclude Sunday.

“It is a phenomenal opportunity to have the top U-16 field hockey athletes from around the country grace our campus and have the opportunity to play on Grant Field,” said Iowa Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. “We are looking forward to running a first class tournament for these young and talented players and their families.”

Ticket Prices: $12.00 per day and $40.00 for the week.

Location: Grant Field
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Grant Field Address:
Grandstand: 2601 Prairie Meadow Drive


From Eastern Iowa Airport
? Exit Airport Road.
? Turn right at stop sign and enter I-380 South.
? Follow I-380. I-380 turns into HWY 218 South.
? Take Melrose exit and turn left onto Melrose Avenue.
? Turn left onto Mormen Trek.
? Turn left onto Prairie Meadow Drive. Grant Field is on your left.

From I-80
? Take exit 242 (1st Avenue exit).
? 1st Avenue turns into Mormon Trek Blvd. Follow Mormon Trek Blvd.
? Turn right onto Prairie Meadow Drive. Grant Field is on your left.

Schedule of Events:Thursday, July 30             8:00 AM        Red v Black (Pool A)                  9:30 AM       Periwinkle v Forest Green (Pool A)        11:00AM     Royal Blue v Grape (Pool B)                  12:30 PM      Banana v Lime Green (Pool B)        6:00 PM     Periwinkle v Red (Pool A)        7:30 PM     Forest Green v Black (Pool A)
Friday, July 31 8:00 AM Banana v Royal Blue (Pool B) 9:30 AM Lime Green v Grape (Pool B) 11:00AM Red v Forest Green (Pool A) 12:30 PM Black v Periwinkle (Pool A) 6:00 PM Royal Blue v Lime Green (Pool B) 7:30 PM Grape v Banana (Pool B)
Saturday, August 1 8:00AM A1 v B4 (Game1) 9:30AM B2 v A3 (Game 2) 11:00AM B1 v A4 (Game 3) 12:30PM A2 v B3 (Game 4) 6:00PM Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2 (Game 5) 7:30 PM Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (Game 6)

Sunday, August 2 8:00 AM Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (Game 7) 9:30 AM Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 (Game 8) 11:00 AM Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (7/8 Place) 12:30 PM Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (5/6 Place) 2:00 PM Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8(Bronze Medal) 3:30 PM Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (Gold Medal) 5:00 PM Awards Presentation