Boxer Stadium

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Boxer Stadium
Boxer stadium.jpg
Former names Balboa Stadium
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°43′33″N 122°26′41″W / 37.725788°N 122.444593°W / 37.725788; -122.444593Coordinates: 37°43′33″N 122°26′41″W / 37.725788°N 122.444593°W / 37.725788; -122.444593
Owner City and County of San Francisco
Operator San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department
Capacity 3,500
Field size 100 x 65 m
Surface natural grass
Opened 1953
Tenants
San Francisco Dogfish
San Francisco Soccer Football League
Golden Gate Women's Soccer League
San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco Stompers FC

Boxer Stadium (also known as Matthew J. Boxer Stadium) is a soccer stadium in San Francisco, California. It is owned and operated by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department and is the only soccer-specific public stadium in San Francisco, though it is also the home of the Major League Ultimate team the San Francisco Dogfish.[1] Located within the confines of Balboa Park, the stadium has a capacity of 3,500. Boxer Stadium is the primary home of the century-year old San Francisco Soccer Football League.[2]

History[edit]

Boxer Stadium opened September 27, 1953 as the Balboa Park Soccer Stadium at a cost of $150,000.[3] The concrete bleachers were added later after the November 1953 Proposition G bond passage.[4] The stadium was renamed in honor of the late SFSFL President, Matthew J. Boxer in the 1990s.

Stadium Tenants[edit]

The stadium is home to the San Francisco Soccer Football League,[5] the Golden Gate Women's Soccer League,[6] and the San Francisco Unified School District CIF high school and middle school soccer.[7][8]

For the 2013 season the San Francisco Stompers FC of the National Premier Soccer League will play their home games at Boxer Stadium.[9]

High school Lacrosse teams from SHC also use Boxer Stadium.[10][11]

Rugby and Gaelic Athletic Association teams had used Boxer Stadium until the opening of Ray Sheeran Field on Treasure Island in 2005.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SF Rec & Park - Stadium Rentals". Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Garcia, Ken (7 June 2002). "Soccer fever in S.F. is not new outbreak". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "SFSFL - Facebook". Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "SFSFL - Facebook". Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "SFSFL". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "GGWSL". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "CIF SF HS". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "CIF SF MS". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "SF Stompers Schedule". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "SHC Lacrosse Boys". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "SHC Lacrosse Girls". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "SFGG Rugby - About SFGG - Ray Sheeran Field". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Pairc Na nGael - Treasure Island Community Center". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 

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