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Lancaster to be home of U.S. women's field hockey

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

An indoor sports complex in Lancaster County has been chosen to be the home of the U.S. women's national field hockey team.

The partnership announced Tuesday will make Nook Sports the base of the U.S. Women's National Team through 2022.

Nook Sports, located in a former Armstrong World Industries building on Spooky Nook Road in East Hempfield Township, will also host national USA Field Hockey sanctioned events beginning in 2014, including the National Futures Championships, the Futures Elite Championship and the National Club Championship.

The indoor center will become the permanent host of the National Indoor Tournament beginning in 2015.

"We have been searching for a Home of Hockey in the northeast over the last several years and are excited to announce we have found a place the U.S. Women's National Team will call home in Lancaster County," Steve Locke, Executive Director of USA Field Hockey, said in a statement. "Nook Sports is one of the most spectacular athletic facilities in the country. The location is ideal as many of our athletes come from the east coast, especially the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia area."

Nook Sports will serve as the main training venue for the U.S. Women's National Team, which will relocate from the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California once the new indoor sports complex is completed later this year.

The U.S. Men's National Team will continue to train and compete at Chula Vista.

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