Patchin Field (Soccer)

Patchin Field serves as the home of the both the VMI men's and women's soccer programs.
Located to the north of Institute Hill and built overtop of Woods Creek, which still runs beneath it, Patchin Field offers both a game field and a practice area for its tenants. Paulette Hall, formerly the Patchin Field House, is located next to Gray-Minor Stadium and houses locker room facilities for the baseball, men's soccer, women's soccer and lacrosse teams, as well as a storage room, and an auxiliary training room that features two whirlpools, a taping bench, and four treatment tables.

In 1994, a central irrigation system was installed at Patchin Field, vastly improving the quality of the natural grass playing surfaces. Plans are in the works to expand the facilities at Patchin Field, further enhancing the facilities VMI is able to offer the student-athlete. In 2014, the women's program hosted the 8-9 game in the Southern Conference Tournament, the first time a postseason soccer game had ever been played at VMI. The women's team then won the 8-9 game in 2016, the first home postseason soccer victory in Institute history.

Patchin Field is named after Herb Patchin, who was athletic trainer at VMI for 34 years.