Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium

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Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium
Location 2 Washington Federal Way, Washington, PA
Coordinates 40°09′17″N 80°16′52″W / 40.154622°N 80.281198°W / 40.154622; -80.281198
Opened 2004
Owner Washington & Jefferson College
Operator Washington & Jefferson College
Surface FieldTurf
Field size 233,000 ft.2
Tenants
Washington & Jefferson College Presidents

Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium is a combined multi-purpose outdoor athletic facility in North Franklin Township, Pennsylvania owned by Washington & Jefferson College. The playing surface is made of FieldTurf, like the college's football stadium, Cameron Stadium.[1] At 233,000-square-foot (21,600 m2), the facility was the home of the largest continuous artificial playing surface in the world at its completion in 2004.[1][2]

Located adjacent to CONSOL Energy Park, the facility accommodates two full soccer and lacrosse fields.[1] In the fall, Alexandre Stadium is home to the college’s men’s and women’s soccer teams; in the spring, the men’s lacrosse team.[1]

Ross Memorial Park is the home field for the W&J baseball team.[1] One of the two soccer fields overlaps the outfield of Ross Memorial Park, and the facility is adapted to baseball use by altering the fence and revealing the base areas. [1] The stadium contains four hundred chairback seats in addition to a press box and a state-of-the-art scoreboard.[1]

The facility also is home to the Ross Locker Room facility, providing an official home for baseball, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's lacrosse.[3] The facility, adjacent to the fields, houses three full-sized locker rooms, an athletic training room, an officials' locker room, and an equipment and laundry room.[3] The locker room facility was dedicated on April 19, 2008 in honor of James David Ross, thanks to a generous gift from the Ross family.[3] Ross was a manager of the Lower Burrell American Legion baseball team for 22 years, amassing over 600 wins leading the program to 17 league championships and eight Westmoreland County titles.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Ross Memorial Park/Alexandre Stadium". Washington & Jefferson College. 
  2. ^ Phil, Axelrod (2004-04-21). "District Roundup: Cal coach candidate for new job". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co., Inc). 
  3. ^ a b c d "Ross Locker Rooms". Washington& Jefferson College. 

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