Transylvania 4th Street Athletics Complex

Physical Address: 
555 West Fourth Street
Lexington, KY 40508


Opened for usage in early 2014, the state-of-the-art Transylvania Athletics Complex houses Transylvania’s field hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, and track and field teams. The complex features an 860-seat grandstand, an eight-lane track, and a fully-lighted artificial turf field that has been in use since October 2013.

Named for two legends who were integral to the evolution of Transylvania Athletics, Harry Stephenson Field at Pat Deacon Stadium serves as the home canvas for seven different Transylvania athletic programs and as a multi-use surface for a collection of teams.

In addition to the stadium facility, the Transylvania Athletics Complex houses an 18,000-square foot field house. The field house provides lockers and conference rooms, coaches’ offices, a sports medicine facility, concessions stand, ticket booths, and public restrooms.

At the top of the grandstand sits a full-service press box with an outdoor filming balcony above the indoor booth which comfortably seats 14 game workers per event.  

Although still early in its inception, the Fourth Street Athletics Complex has been witness to many big events. The Transylvania men’s lacrosse team has hosted three consecutive Ohio River Lacrosse Conference Tournament championships, highlighted by the 2017 championship in which the Pioneers clinched their third straight conference title to advance to their first NCAA Tournament berth in program history.

The Transylvania men’s soccer team won its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship at Pat Deacon Stadium in the fall of 2017 to punch its first ticket to the NCAA Tournament since the facility opened.

In addition to Pioneer athletic endeavors, the facility has hosted a plethora of events and sports teams of all ages. With its many amenities and versatile playing surface, the Fourth Street Complex stands out as one of the premier sports venues in all of Central Kentucky.

In February 2017, Harry Stephenson Field served as a neutral site for an NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse match between Mercer University and University of Detroit Mercy, the first time a Division I men’s lacrosse game had ever been played in Lexington.

Transylvania University broke ground on the site where Pat Deacon Stadium now stands on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The $10 million facility was officially dedicated on April 26, 2014 with the Transylvania women’s lacrosse team playing host to a 23-0 win against Defiance College.




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A full-service Athletic Training room in the Fourth Street Complex Field House is one of two on the Transylvania University Campus The Field House is home to offices for the Transylvania women's lacrosse, men's soccer, women's soccer, track and field, men's lacrosse, and triathlon operations. The front end of the field house contains two conference rooms along with large study spaces for student-athletes


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Pat Deacon Stadium was the site of the 2015 HCAC Track and Field Conference Championships as 10 teams convened on site for two days for a chance to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships The Fourth Street Complex Field House holds six full team locker rooms and additional rooms for officials and coaches

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Press box view fall 2019










Photos by: Joseph Rey Au, Transylvania Athletic Sports Information Department

Original groundbreaking story