Longley Athletic Complex

Dean College provides welcoming and inclusive athletic facilities and fields for intercollegiate athletic competition. However, please be advised that no animals shall be brought onto or permitted inside athletic facilities and its immediate surroundings. Seeing eye and assist dog(s) may be permitted on athletic grounds with their owner(s). 


A hidden gem nestled on a back street in picturesque Franklin, Massachusetts, the Longley Athletic Complex serves as the home to numerous Dean College intercollegiate programs. The all-emcompassing venue features a baseball diamond, a softball field, a soccer field as well as practice space.

The crown jewel of the nine acre complex is Dale Lippert Field, home to the College's football and lacrosse programs. A 1,500 seat stadium, Lippert Field is one of the region's premier natural grass playing surfaces. 

Located aproximately a mile from campus, the facility is a hub of activity on a Saturday afternoon and can host multiple intercollegiate athletic events at a time because of its unique layout.


DIRECTIONS TO LONGLEY ATHLETIC COMPLEX (GPS Address: 69 Maple Street, Franklin, Massachusetts)

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)
Take Exit 11A to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Emmons Street and continue to your first stop sign. At the stop sign, take a left, passing the main entrance to the College on your right and proceed to the Franklin town common on your left. Proceed past the common and approach the next light (St. Mary's Church on left). Stay straight through the light, then after approximately a half mile and at fork in road (Red Brick School house) bear left onto Maple Street. Longley Field is a quarter mile on your right.

From Connecticut
Take I-84 East or I-395 North to the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East. Proceed to Exit 11A to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Emmons Street and continue to your first stop sign. At the stop sign, take a left, passing the main entrance to the College on your right and proceed to the Franklin town common on your left. Proceed past the common and approach the next light (St. Mary's Church on left). Stay straight through the light, then after approximately a half mile and at fork in road (Red Brick School house) bear left onto Maple Street. Longley Field is a quarter mile on your right.

From New Hampshire and Maine
Take I-93 South or I-95 South to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Emmons Street and continue to your first stop sign. At the stop sign, take a left, passing the main entrance to the College on your right and proceed to the Franklin town common on your left. Proceed past the common and approach the next light (St. Mary's Church on left). Stay straight through the light, then after approximately a half mile and at fork in road (Red Brick School house) bear left onto Maple Street. Longley Field is a quarter mile on your right.

From Rhode Island
Take Route I-95 North to I-495 North. Continue north to Exit 17 and turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Emmons Street and continue to your first stop sign. At the stop sign, take a left, passing the main entrance to the College on your right and proceed to the Franklin town common on your left. Proceed past the common and approach the next light (St. Mary's Church on left). Stay straight through the light, then after approximately a half mile and at fork in road (Red Brick School house) bear left onto Maple Street. Longley Field is a quarter mile on your right.