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Whittier Field

The Bowdoin College football team practices at Pickard Field, part of Bowdoin's 35-acre athletic complex. Bowdoin's home games are played at historic Whittier Field, one of the most storied football fields in the nation. The field, named for Frank Nathaniel Whitter (Class of 1885), Bowdoin's first athletic director, was built in 1902. Hubbard Grandstand was a gift of General Thomas H. Hubbard (Class of 1857) and was finished in 1904. Nestled among the Bowdoin pines, it is one of most gorgeous settings for collegiate football in New England.

Directions to Whittier Field

From the South

  • Take Interstate 95 north to I-295 exit (South Portland/Rt. 295).
  • Follow Route 295 through Portland to exit 28 (Route 1).
  • Follow Route 1 for about two miles. As Route 1 bears off to the left at a set of lights, stay straight on Pleasant Street.
  • Pleasant will end at an intersection with Maine Street in Downtown Brunswick. Take a right on Maine and travel approx. a quarter of a mile.
  • After a white church, take a left on Old Bath Road (Route 123).
  • At your first set of lights (Off Rte. 123), take a right. The first left is Bowker Street. Whittier field is a quarter mile down on the left. Parking for Whittier Field events is on the left before Bowker Street or across Sills Drive in the Morrell Gymnasium lot.

From the North

  • Take 295 South to exit 28 (Route 1).
  • Follow Route 1 for about two miles. As Route 1 bears off to the left at a set of lights, stay straight on Pleasant Street.
  • Pleasant will end at an intersection with Maine Street in Downtown Brunswick. Take a right on Maine and travel approx. a quarter of a mile.
  • After a white church, take a left on Old Bath Road (Route 123).
  • At your first set of lights (Off Rte. 123), take a right. The first left is Bowker Street. Whittier field is a quarter mile down on the left. Parking for Whittier Field events is on the left before Bowker Street or across Sills Drive in the Morrell Gymnasium lot.