Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)

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Aggie Stadium
Aggie Stadium (UC Davis).jpg
Location Davis, California 95616
Coordinates 38°32′11.42″N 121°45′46″W / 38.5365056°N 121.76278°W / 38.5365056; -121.76278Coordinates: 38°32′11.42″N 121°45′46″W / 38.5365056°N 121.76278°W / 38.5365056; -121.76278
Owner University of California, Davis
Operator University of California, Davis
Capacity 10,743 [1]
Surface Sportexe Synthetic Turf (Monofilament)
Construction
Broke ground 2005
Opened 2007
Construction cost $30 million USD
Architect Ellerbe Becket
Tenants
UC Davis Aggies (NCAA) (2007-present)

Aggie Stadium is a 10,743-seat multi-purpose stadium in Davis, California. It opened on April 1, 2007 and is the home to the University of California, Davis Aggie football and women's lacrosse teams. It replaced Toomey Field. Plans call for the stadium to eventually be built out to 30,000 seats.[2]

The stadium was originally scheduled for completion in time for the 2006 football season, but due to owner requested changes the stadium did not open until 2007.[3]

In the first sporting event held in the new stadium, the UCD women's lacrosse team beat St. Mary's 17-5. Aggie sophomore Patrice Clark scored the first goal. The first football game at Aggie Stadium was held on September 1, 2007, against Western Washington. The Aggies lost 28-21.[4] Through the 2010 season, the Aggies have a record of 13 wins and 8 losses at Aggie Stadium.

The field at Aggie Stadium is named Jim Sochor Field, after their College Football Hall of Fame coach.

The Tavernetti Bell, also known as the "Victory Bell", greets fans entering Aggie Stadium. The bell is named after Thomas Tavernetti (1889–1934) and is rung once for every point scored after an Aggie victory. With the construction of Aggie Stadium, the bell followed from its previous location at the old site on Toomey field.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aggie Stadium to Be Dedicated Saturday". UC Davis site. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2007 Football Season at the New Aggie Stadium". UC Davis site. Archived from the original on 10 November 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Farewell to Toomey". UC Davis site. Retrieved July 14, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Western Washington Vikings v. UC Davis Aggies Box Score, September 1, 2007". ESPN site. Retrieved November 17, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Namesakes: Thomas Tavernetti". UC Davis site. Retrieved Sep 2011. 

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