Alfond Stadium (University of Maine)

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Harold Alfond Sports Stadium
Alfond Stadium, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.jpg
Location Orono, Maine 04473
Coordinates 44°54′18″N 68°40′18″W / 44.90500°N 68.67167°W / 44.90500; -68.67167Coordinates: 44°54′18″N 68°40′18″W / 44.90500°N 68.67167°W / 44.90500; -68.67167
Owner University of Maine
Operator University of Maine
Capacity 10,000
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Broke ground 1997
Opened September 12, 1998
Construction cost $7.5 Million
($10.9 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect WBRC Architects
Tenants
University of Maine Football (NCAA) (1998-present)

Morse Field at Harold Alfond Sports Stadium is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Orono, Maine. It opened in 1998. It is home to the University of Maine Black Bears football team. It replaced Alumni Stadium which was condemned in 1996 after failing inspection. A temporary stadium on site was erected for the 1996 and 1997 seasons in which the east grandstand was constructed. The stadium is named for Harold Alfond, a longtime Maine booster. The field is named for Phillip and Susan Morse, who donated the lights, original Astroturf and scoreboard. In the summer of 2008, new FieldTurf was installed to replace the old AstroTurf.

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  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.

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