Vidas Field is the lower field at the Complex, which serves as the home for Drexel’s men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams. The field is named for Drexel alum Vince Vidas who graduated in 1959 and then earned his master’s in electrical engineering in 1964. He later became the president and CEO of SEMCOR, Inc. A Drexel Hall of Fame inductee, Vidas was a three-year letter winner in football and two-time All-America selection. He also played basketball and lacrosse for one season. Vidas married Judy Weber who was a 1956 Drexel graduate.
The field which carries his name has been converted from natural grass to a Sprinturf field, which is a synthetic infill system with a combination of sand and rubber. Last season Vidas Field played host to the Drexel Invitational Soccer Tournament and was a practice site for the 2006 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four, in addition to hosting Drexel’s regular-season soccer and lacrosse games.
Lighting has been added to both the Astroturf and the synthetic Sprinturf fields and a portion of the tennis courts. The addition of lights allows teams to play night games and schedule morning and evening practices to better accommodate the schedules of the student-athletes.