Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

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Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
Benedictine University Stadium Scoreboard
Benedictine University Stadium scoreboard
Location Benedictine University campus, 5700 College Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532
Coordinates 41°46′45″N 88°5′52″W / 41.77917°N 88.09778°W / 41.77917; -88.09778Coordinates: 41°46′45″N 88°5′52″W / 41.77917°N 88.09778°W / 41.77917; -88.09778
Surface artificial surface for football and soccer; natural grass for baseball and softball
Construction
Opened 2005
Construction cost under US$ 9 million
Architect DLR Group
General contractor Walsh Construction
Tenants
Benedictine University Athletics, Chicago Red Stars, Dupage Dragons, local high schools

Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex is a facility for football, soccer, baseball, softball, and track and field. The multi-million dollar sports-complex on the campus of Benedictine University, in the Village of Lisle, Illinois is a collaborative effort between the university and the village.[1] Located just outside Chicago, the sports-complex is home to women's soccer club Chicago Red Stars of National Women's Soccer League, and the sport teams of Benedictine University Athletics.[2]

The stadium was home to Major League Lacrosse's Chicago Machine in their 2006 inaugural season. Local high schools host football and soccer games in the stadium. A baseball stadium and a softball stadium are also included in the complex. The baseball stadium is home to Benedictine University Eagles and the DuPage County Hounds[3] of the Midwest Collegiate League.

Stadium complex[edit]

Benedictine University baseball practice field

The 3,000-seat main stadium for American football and soccer is also a fine athletics facility with an artificial playing surface, a nine-lane track, electronic scoreboard and message board, and electric lights. The main press box, four luxury suites and viewing sundecks are above the seating gallery.

Natural grass practice fields and throwing venues for baseball and softball are directly adjacent to the main stadium. The baseball stadium seats 1,000, including 800 chairs, and has handicap accessible areas on the main concourse. The baseball field measures 325 feet to the outfield fence. Over-sized dugouts allow for maximum player comfort. The stadium features a large electronic scoreboard and message board, and a public address system provides coverage to the stands and concourse.

The sports complex was built by Walsh Construction, and the architect was DLR Group.[4]

The complex was completed in November 2004.

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Benedictine University main stadium
Benedictine University main stadium
Benedictine University baseball stadium
Benedictine University baseball stadium

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