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Winter Indoor Facilty - Perry Field House

Our Address: 801 N. Mercer Road, Bowling Green, OH 43403
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The Charles E. Perry Field House is the indoor home of the Falcons track and field program.  The Field House supports a 200-meter track and is supplied with the necessary equipment to support all field events as well.

In 1999, the women's team won their first Mid-American Conference title at Perry Field House and was host to the 2002 and 2006 Indoor MAC Championships.

The facility also provides adequate practice space for the football, softball, and baseball teams during the winter months.

Directions to Perry Field House

To reach the Perry Field House:

  • Follow Interstate 75 to exit 181
  • Turn west onto Wooster Street in Bowling Green
  • Follow Wooster Street, west bound, to the third traffic signal (Mercer Road)
  • Turn right onto Mercer Road (north).

Perry Field House is located two blocks north on Mercer Road just past Merry Avenue on the west.


Cochrane Stadium

Just prior to the debut of the women's team, an upgrade to the field saw the construction of 700 permanent seats on the west side of the main playing area. The stadium renovation project, financed entirely with private funds, was officially dedicated on September 10, 1995, prior to the men's soccer home opener that season. A spacious press box was finished a month later. With the addition of portable bleachers from the old grandstand, the complex can seat up to 1,500 spectators.

Phase I of the plan, which was finished in 1993, consisted of the main playing field being completely enclosed with fencing, landscaped with shrubbery, and decorated with signage. New flag staffs and team benches were also added over the course of the season.

Phase II began in 1994 with the installation of a new scoreboard and additional signage.

The field renovation project was originally conceived in 1988 by former Falcon men's head coach Gary Palmisano, who passed away in December, 1994. Under his guidance, hard work, and patience, his vision became with the initiation of Phase I.

Cochrane Stadium, dedicated October 11, 1980, in honor of BGSU's first men's varsity soccer coach, has been the home of the Falcon men since 1966 and also was the site of the United States Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Program Region II camps for several decades.  The field was also the home of the Ohio-North Camp for the first time in the summer of 1997.

The Falcons definitely have an ideal situation for their players to improve their skills with the use of two full-size fields and a small-sided training practice area.  The programs also utilize the Perry Fieldhouse and its 90-yard indoor turf room and 200-meter track wing for winter conditioning.

Prior to the 1997 campaign, a new practice field was added to the complex. That field was re-sodded and a sprinkler system was added in preparation for BGSU's inaugural season of women's soccer.

In 2005, Cochrane was the home of the MAC Women's Soccer Tournament's semifinal and championship rounds for the first time. BGSU advanced past Toledo, Miami and Kent State, and the Falcons did not allow a goal en route to winning the MAC title.

In 2007, BGSU hosted a MAC Tournament quarterfinal round game for the third consecutive year, defeating Eastern Michigan in overtime.

During the 2011 season, BGSU soccer saw many historical moments take place. On August 26, 2011, the men's soccer team welcomed nationally-ranked Michigan to Cochrane Stadium. The record-crowd of 2,133 saw the Falcons defeat the Wolverines 2-0 on that night.

On October 21, 2011, the first night game in the history of BGSU soccer was played under the lights, as the Falcon women took on Western Michigan in that historic contest. The following night, the BGSU men battled Hartwick to an overtime draw.
 
BGSU's men's team downed Ohio State, 2-0, on September of 2016, with a throng of over 2,500 fans inside the gates.

In 2017, the BGSU women posted a come-from-behind win over Buffalo in the quarterfinal round of the MAC Tournament before a large crowd. The women's team rolled through the 2018 schedule, going 10-1-2 at Cochrane. BG hosted the MAC Tournament and defeated Eastern Michigan and Ohio to advance to the championship match.

The Falcons faced Ball State in the final, and advanced past the Cardinals via penalty kicks to capture the MAC championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history.


Directions to BGSU

BGSU is located at Exit 181 of Interstate 75. U.S. Route 6 bypasses the south side of the city. Interstates 80 and 90 (the Ohio Turnpike) are only twenty minutes to the north; turnpike exit 64 provides the most direct route to the campus. Toledo Express Airport is about forty-five minutes northwest of campus.


All camps will be held on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Campers will train and compete on the same fields as BGSU varsity players, and all sessions will be run on natural grass and/or FIELD turf.


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