SPARKS, Md. (WBFF)– U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of the field sport, moved from its previous Baltimore City location near Johns Hopkins University Monday to a new three-level, 45,000 square-foot facility in Sparks, Maryland.
Steven Stenersen, president and CEO of U.S. Lacrosse, said it has moved its headquarters to Baltimore County thanks to $15 million in private donations.
“We’re extremely grateful for the generosity of so many people that have made this dream a reality,” said Stenersen. “The trust they’ve placed in us to develop this great sport is humbling, and we are committed to validating that trust.”
While the old headquarters sat adjacent to John’s Hopkins University’s Homewood Field, its new IWLCA Building on Loveton Circle overlooks William G. Tierney Field where the U.S. Men’s team will train in preparation for this summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Canada.
The facility features an expanded office and meeting space for its 80-plus full-time employees as well as an education and training center and locker rooms. The building also makes room for a new National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, and a gallery named after famed coach Richie Moran.
Both the museum and gallery will be open to the public at IWLCA Building’s grand opening this fall.