Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)
|Location||Davis, California 95616|
|Owner||University of California, Davis|
|Operator||University of California, Davis|
|Surface||Sportexe Synthetic Turf (Monofilament)|
|Construction cost||$30 million USD|
|UC Davis Aggies (NCAA) (2007-present)|
Aggie Stadium is a 10,743-seat multi-purpose stadium in Davis, California. It opened on April 1, 2007 and is the home to the University of California, Davis Aggie football and women's lacrosse teams. It replaced Toomey Field. Plans call for the stadium to eventually be built out to 30,000 seats.
The stadium was originally scheduled for completion in time for the 2006 football season, but due to owner requested changes the stadium did not open until 2007.
In the first sporting event held in the new stadium, the UCD women's lacrosse team beat St. Mary's 17-5. Aggie sophomore Patrice Clark scored the first goal. The first football game at Aggie Stadium was held on September 1, 2007, against Western Washington. The Aggies lost 28-21. Through the 2010 season, the Aggies have a record of 13 wins and 8 losses at Aggie Stadium.
The Tavernetti Bell, also known as the "Victory Bell", greets fans entering Aggie Stadium. The bell is named after Thomas Tavernetti (1889–1934) and is rung once for every point scored after an Aggie victory. With the construction of Aggie Stadium, the bell followed from its previous location at the old site on Toomey field.
- "Aggie Stadium to Be Dedicated Saturday". UC Davis site. Retrieved November 3, 2009.
- "2007 Football Season at the New Aggie Stadium". UC Davis site. Archived from the original on 10 November 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009.
- "Farewell to Toomey". UC Davis site. Retrieved July 14, 2007.
- "Western Washington Vikings v. UC Davis Aggies Box Score, September 1, 2007". ESPN site. Retrieved November 17, 2007.
- "Namesakes: Thomas Tavernetti". UC Davis site. Retrieved Sep 2011.
- Official Site (PDF)
- UC Davis Athletics Development: Fun Facts about Aggie Stadium
- Stadium Construction Webcam
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