Ed & Irene Shaw Field

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Ed and Irene Shaw Field (formerly North Kehoe) is the home of Georgetown Men’s and Women’s Soccer. In 2012 the teams’ home received a much needed facelift through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

On December 24, 2012, Georgetown University’s Department of Athletics received its largest gift ever, a $5 million commitment from Edward (C’66) and Irene Shaw. $1 million of the Shaws’ gift will fund upgrades to the on-campus field on which Georgetown’s nationally ranked men’s and women’s soccer programs practice and play.

“Irene and I have always been firm believers in the value of intercollegiate athletics to gather our community, build school spirit and enhance the undergraduate experience–not only the team members but also for their classmates and friends,” said Ed Shaw at the announcing of the gift. Both he and Irene have served multiple terms on the university’s Board of Regents, with Ed serving as the chair of the Athletics Committee. In 2012, he received the John Carroll Award, the Georgetown Alumni Association’s highest honor. The Shaws are parents of five children–Hope (C’94), Holly (C’98), Julia (C’98), Christopher and Rory.

To read the full release, please click the link below:
http://www.guhoyas.com/genrel/011113aaa.html

Through the continued generosity of Ed and Irene Shaw, phase two of improvements to Shaw Field will begin in 2014 and will include:

  • a new press box
  • locker rooms for home and visiting teams
  • upgraded concession areas
  • upgraded entryways and landscaping
  • enclosed seating with brick facades