Stagg Field (Springfield College)

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Stagg Field
Former names Benedum Field
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Owner Springfield College
Operator Springfield College
Capacity 3,867
Surface field turf
Tenants
Springfield College

Stagg Field (formerly known as "Benedum Field") is an athletic field on the campus of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. It has bleacher seating for 3,867, is the competition field for football, field hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. It is also used for physical education classes and intramural sports. The Springfield College men's and women's soccer teams formerly played on the field. Benedum Field also hosts central vs. western Massachusetts high school football Super Bowl games.

Featuring the first Astroturf12 surface in the nation to be installed on a college playing field, it is plowable and used year-round. The field is lighted according to NCAA standards for night games and has a heated and air conditioned press box.[citation needed]

The field is named for Amos Alonzo Stagg,[1] and was resurfaced with "monofilament FieldTurf" during the summer of 2007.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Springfield College press room "Springfield College to Rename Benedum Field Honoring First Football Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg", October 19, 2007
  2. ^ FieldTurf Company Press Releases FieldTurf Hits 2000 Installations Worldwide! May 1, 2007

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Coordinates: 42°06′20″N 72°33′14″W / 42.105498°N 72.553867°W / 42.105498; -72.553867