Al F. Caniglia Field

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Al F. Caniglia Field is a stadium located on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. It seats 9,500 fans and was the home of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II college football UNO Mavericks football and track teams. The stadium is being converted into a soccer stadium for the UNO soccer team.

History[edit]

The first game was played on Caniglia Field on October 1, 1949 against Northern Illinois.[1] Prior to playing at Caniglia Field, in 1927, businessmen formed the North Omaha Activities Association in order to redevelop Saratoga School's playing field into a football field for the University's football team. With new bleachers built to accommodate a crowd of a thousand, the Saratoga Field was home to OU's football team until Caniglia opened.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Football Media Guide". UNO Athletics. Archived from the original on 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  2. ^ Saratoga Field University of Nebraska at Omaha website.

Coordinates: 41°15′26″N 96°0′26″W / 41.25722°N 96.00722°W / 41.25722; -96.00722