Morrison Stadium

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Morrison Stadium
Morrison Stadium.
Former names Creighton Soccer Field
Location 2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Broke ground 2002
Opened August 2003
Owner Creighton University
Operator Creighton University
Surface Soccer "field-turf"
Construction cost $14 million
Architect DLR Group
Capacity 6,000 (soccer) --- 2,000 reserved, 4,000 general admission
Tenants
Creighton Bluejays men's and women's soccer (MVC) (2003 – present)
NSAA boys and girls soccer state championships (2003 – present)

Michael G. Morrison, S.J., Stadium is a 6,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located at 2500 California Plaza in the NoDo neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. The stadium is home to the Creighton Bluejays men's and women's soccer teams.

History[edit]

Designed by architectural firm DLR Group, the stadium opened in the fall of 2003 as the Creighton Soccer Field. During this season, the facility was limited to the artificial playing surface and berm seating located on the east side of the field. The grandstand, reserved seating, upper-level suites, press box, and video board were completed in the fall of 2004 when the facility was renamed Michael G. Morrison, S.J. stadium after the university's former president. The first goal scored in NCAA Competition was scored by US Soccer Legend Clint Dempsey on August, 31 2003, for Furman University.

Events[edit]

In seven seasons at Morrison Stadium, the Creighton men's soccer team owns a 50-11-11 record. The Creighton women's soccer team owns a 46-15-8 record.

Morrison Stadium hosted the Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer tournament in 2004 and 2007 and the women's soccer conference tournament in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Morrison Stadium is also the host for the Boys and Girls Nebraska High School Class A and Class B Soccer State Championships in May. The attendance at the 2013 Class A Boys Soccer State Championship was estimated at 8,200, making it the highest attended soccer match ever in the state of Nebraska. [1]

In addition to hosting local soccer exhibition games, Creighton University and Morrison Stadium also host a variety of non-soccer events including concerts, the Omaha Symphony, opening ceremonies for Nebraska Special Olympics, and other outdoor events.

Morrison Stadium hosted the state of Nebraska's first international friendly on July 13, 2010 where the women's national soccer teams of the United States and Sweden played to a 1-1 draw. The attendance at the match was 6,493.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Class A: Championship trophy heads to Omaha South for first time". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 41°15′53″N 95°56′22″W / 41.264743°N 95.939398°W / 41.264743; -95.939398