UCR Soccer Stadium

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UCR Soccer Stadium
Full name UCR Soccer Stadium
Location Riverside, California
Coordinates 33°58′36″N 117°19′46″W / 33.976597°N 117.329489°W / 33.976597; -117.329489Coordinates: 33°58′36″N 117°19′46″W / 33.976597°N 117.329489°W / 33.976597; -117.329489
Owner University of California, Riverside
Capacity 900
Surface Artificial grass (TigerTurf)
Scoreboard Yes
Tenants
UC Riverside Highlanders men's soccer
UC Riverside Highlanders women's soccer

UCR Soccer Stadium is a 900 seat soccer stadium on the campus of University of California, Riverside in Riverside, California.

History[edit]

The fields where UCR Soccer Stadium stands were the original home of the UC Riverside Highlanders men’s soccer team during its first incarnation from the 1950s to the early 1980s. It also served as the home to the UC Riverside Highlanders baseball team.

Upon completion of the stadium, all 900 seats were located on the west-side of the stadium. The soccer team benches are located across the field on the east-side.

Renovations[edit]

UCR Soccer Stadium's field was replaced with TigerTurf artificial grass in the summer of 2007. UC Riverside officially dedicated the field on 28 August 2008. With the installation of the synthetic grass, the men's soccer and women's soccer teams are able to practice and play on the same field without causing damage as can be the case with natural grass.

In the spring and summer of 2008, additional renovations were made to UCR Soccer Stadium. A state-of-the-art scoreboard was added and improvements to the lighting at the stadium were completed. With the lighting improvements, UC Riverside's soccer teams were able to host night games. The first night game was held by the UC Riverside Highlanders women's soccer team on 5 September 2008.[1]

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