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Varsity Field


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Varsity Field is a synthetic turf field great for a number of different activities ranging from field hockey to lacrosse, rugby to football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and everything in between. Varsity Field is host to a number of Gryphon Varsity team home games and University of Guelph intramurals. Visit the "VARSITY FEATURES" tab to learn more about Varsity Field!

Take a virtual tour of the Gryphon Fieldhouse by moving the map below, or by clicking the "view on google" button in the top left corner!

Varsity Field
July 1st to March 31st - Monday to Sunday 8:00am - 12:00am 
Full Field
$70.00 / Hour + HST
Half Field
$42.50 / Hour + HST
May 1st to April 30th - Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm 
Full Field $70.00 / Hour + HST
Half Field $42.50 / Hour + HST
April 1st to June 30th - Monday to Friday 4:00pm to 12:00am, Saturdays & Sundays all day 
Full Field
$110.00 / Hour + HST
Half Field
$62.50 / Hour + HST
Special Events & Tournaments 
Minimum of 8 Hours Required
Monday to Friday
$600 / Day + HST
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
$750 / Day + HST
$29.68 / Hour + HST

Light charges listed above are applicable based on the following outdoor fields schedule:

  • April & May - 8:00pm
  • June & July - 8:30pm
  • August - 8:00pm
  • September - 7:30pm
  • October - 6:00pm
  • November - 4:30pm

Booking a field at Varsity Field:

Click here to submit a booking request form.

Varsity Field Availability:

Click here to view our online availability.

Varsity Field Washroom Facilities:

Varsity field is serviced by porta-potties. The closest permanent public washroom is located in the Gryphon Field House.


Facility Supervisor Contact:

Cameron Lawrie 

Tele: 519-824-4120, ext. 56140


James Protonentis

Tele: 519-824-4120, ext. 56140


Athletics Facility Booking Office Contact:

Tel: 519-824-4120, ext. 53790
Fax: 519-821-7973

**Gryphon Athletics Facility Booking Office hours are Monday to Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. 
**Please note the office is close on Statutory holidays. 



  • 100 metres long by 60 metres wide
  • Full sized nets - 8 feet high by 24 feet long
  • Small sized nets - 6.5 feet high by 18.5 feet long
  • Lines for soccer, field hockey, rugby, lacrosse, and football
  • Bleachers accommodate up to 300 spectators
  • Permanent uprights for rugby and football
  • Scoreboard and lighting

Rules & Regulations for VARSITY FIELD Facility Use, violation of any of the below listed Rules & Regulations may result in loss of facility access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.

  1. NO ANIMALS are allowed. All animals must remain outside of the facility.
  2. Plastic Water Bottles containing WATER ONLY are allowed inside of the facility. Absolutely NO glass containers.
  3. NO FOOD products are allowed inside of the Fenced area or on the turf; including GUM, and all SEED or NUT products.
  4. Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all surfaces. PLASTIC/RUBBER MOULDED CLEATS ONLY. Absolutely NO metal cleats or spikes are allowed on the field.
  5. Absolutely NO ALCOHOL or TOBACCO products are allowed. As of January 1, 2015, it will be illegal to smoke on and around children?s playgrounds and publicly owned sport fields and surfaces (e.g., areas for basketball, baseball, soccer or beach volleyball, ice rinks, tennis courts, splash pads and swimming pools that are owned by a municipality, the province or a postsecondary education institution). This includes a 20 metre radius surrounding each sports field or surface on the University campus outdoors as per the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, ONTARIO REGULATION 48/06.
  6. Bicycles, Skateboards or Motorized vehicles are NOT allowed inside of the Fenced area.
  7. Fireworks or other Explosive devices are NOT permitted.
  8. NO LOITERING, please be respectful of others who will be accessing the facility immediately upon your rental completion.
  9. Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants.
  10. Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn at all times.
  11. Inappropriate behaviour such as swearing, physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and may result in loss of facility access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.
  12. Persons 15 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  13. Do not touch the Football or Field training equipment without having permissions indicated on your permit.
  14. The permitted Facility will be inspected periodically throughout all rentals by an Athletics staff representative.
  15. Use of scoreboard and timing systems must be arranged at time of rental booking in order to ensure use for your event or rental.
  16. DO NOT leave any valuables unattended, the University of Guelph is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.