In August, 2007, Columbia University completed the construction of a new synthetic turf soccer field at its Baker Field Athletic Complex in northern Manhattan. The University has made this field available for rent to community groups in the past, and a number of WYSL clubs are expected to play there.
According to Columbia University’s Head Soccer Coach for Men Leo Chappel "When I got here last year, teams did not want to come to New York City and play bacause of our field. We now have a world-class Fieldturf field, soccer only, so that tune has changed." The fields at the Baker Athletics Complex are pictured below.