Nixon Field

Nixon Field is located directly in front of Kingston Hall and sits on top of the Queen's/KGH underground parking lot. It is home turf for Queen's rugby team and is also used by students for general recreational purposes.

Fomerly known as Kingston Field, it was the former militia parade grounds and ordnance lands controlled by the British garrison. It was strategic to Kingston's defence during the period of the Fenian Raids.

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Nixon Field

In the 1970s, the trustees voted to put a parking garage under the Lower Campus area, leaving the field above intact.

In 2011, a gift from Royal Bank of Canada CEO Gordon Nixon (Com’79) and his wife, Janet Nixon (Com’80), supported the cost of brining artificial turf for the Lower Campus. This was completed in September 2012.

On fall days, you can watch Queen’s rugby players practising, and living out a Queen’s tradition of green space in our midst.

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Janet and Gordon Nixon at the Nixon Field opening, September 2012