George Allen Field

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George Allen Field
Full name George Allen Field
Location Long Beach, California
Coordinates 33°47′09″N 118°06′39″W / 33.785871°N 118.110763°W / 33.785871; -118.110763Coordinates: 33°47′09″N 118°06′39″W / 33.785871°N 118.110763°W / 33.785871; -118.110763
Owner California State University, Long Beach
Capacity 1,000
Field size 75x115 yards
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Yes
Tenants
Long Beach State 49ers women's soccer

George Allen Field is a 1,000 seat soccer stadium on the campus of California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, California.

Tenants & history[edit]

It is currently the home of the Long Beach State 49ers women's soccer team. The stadium was named after George Allen, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who coached the Long Beach State football program for 1 season shortly before his death.

Push for a new stadium[edit]

Despite the relative success of the women's soccer program, the program was still confined to George Allen Field. Men's volleyball head coach, Alan Knipe, had previously been in a similar situation with men's volleyball. Upon the completion of the Walter Pyramid, his program saw a sharp increase in recruiting and interest from prospects. This is the same situation that the women's soccer program was mired in and Knipe summed up the state of the field:

George Allen is our old football coach. That shows where our priority is with women’s soccer.

—Alan Knipe, Daily 49er[1]

In early 2009, the Beach Legacy Referendum, which in part was due to give Long Beach State a new 3,000 to 5,000 seat stadium,[2] was defeated by the students with a vote of 3,912-2,615.[3]

Other uses[edit]

George Allen Field was used in the movie American Wedding, from the American Pie film series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer team one beneficiary of Beach Legacy". Daily 49er. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Soccer team one beneficiary of Beach Legacy". Daily 49er. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Long Beach State athletics fee defeated". Press-Telegram (Long Beach). 13 March 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 

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