Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium

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Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
LaValle
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Location 100 Nicholls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Coordinates 40°55′08″N 73°07′27″W / 40.91889°N 73.12417°W / 40.91889; -73.12417Coordinates: 40°55′08″N 73°07′27″W / 40.91889°N 73.12417°W / 40.91889; -73.12417
Broke ground May 2000
Opened September 14, 2002
Owner Stony Brook University
Operator Stony Brook University
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost $22 million
($28.8 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Dattner Architects
Structural engineer Severud Associates[2]
Services engineer Henderson Engineers, Inc.[3]
General contractor The Tyree Organization[4]
Capacity 8,136
Tenants
Stony Brook University (NCAA) (2002-Present)
LaValle Stadium


The Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is the main stadium for Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, United States. Construction began in 2000 at a cost of approximately $22 million. With a capacity of 8,136 people, it is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County. The stadium is home to the Division I Stony Brook Seawolves, including soccer, lacrosse, and football teams. The stadium opened on September 14, 2002. On October 19, 2002, it was officially named after Kenneth P. LaValle, the New York state senator who was instrumental in getting the legislative funding available for the construction of the stadium.

History[edit]

NCAA Events[edit]

LaValle has been host to the following events:

Virginia Cavaliers vs Stony Brook Seawolves: 10-9 Final score with a reported record attendance of 10,000

Expansion[edit]

In October, 2012 it was reported that the University has allocated $5.7 million for the addition of at least 2,000 seats to LaValle Stadium, which would bring the capacity up to 10,000[5] and a standing capacity of at least 12,000.

Attendance Records[edit]

Highest attendance at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium (football only)
Rank Attendance Date Game result
1 11,224 Oct. 5, 2013 Stony Brook 21, Bryant 13
2 10,278 Sept. 23, 2012 Stony Brook 32, Colgate 31
3 8,287 Nov. 26, 2011 Stony Brook 31, Albany 28
4 8,278 Sept. 24, 2011 Stony Brook 37, Lafayette 20
5 8,136 Sept. 14, 2002 Stony Brook 34, St. Johns 9
6 7,896 Nov. 19, 2011 Stony Brook 41, Liberty 31
7 7,859 Sept. 28, 2013 Stony Brook 21, Towson 35
8 7,432 Oct. 9, 2010 Stony Brook 27, VMI 9
9 7,328 Oct. 20, 2007 Stony Brook 30, Maine 23
10 7,228 Sept. 1, 2007 Stony Brook 35, Georgetown 28

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Projects". Severud Associates. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sports/Recreation". Henderson Engineers, Inc. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kenneth P. Lavelle Stadium". Prestressed Concrete Institute. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Officials: $5.7M Allocated for Future LaValle Stadium Expansion

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