Al F. Caniglia Field
|Owner||University of Nebraska Omaha|
|Operator||University of Nebraska Omaha|
|Opened||October 1, 1949|
|Reopened||October 26, 2013|
|General contractor||Hellas Sports Construction (renovation)|
|Omaha Mavericks men's soccer
Omaha Mavericks women's soccer
Caniglia Field is a stadium located on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. Beginning on October 26, 2013, it became home of the Omaha Mavericks men's and women's soccer teams. Caniglia Field seats 3,097 fans and features 1,390 chairback seats and VIP boxes. The field features a 21-foot by 42-foot LED video board and scoreboard. The Omaha soccer pitch, installed by Hellas Construction, is the only NCAA Division I field to receive the prestigious FIFA Recommended 2-Star certification. The state-of-the-art soccer-specific turf features a lower grain that allows the ball to move faster and an infill of ground coconut husks and cork to keep the on-field temperature lower.
The stadium used to be home of the NCAA Division II UNO Mavericks football and track teams. Prior to playing at Caniglia Field, in 1927, businessmen formed the North Omaha Activities Association in order to redevelop Saratoga School's playing field into a football field for the university's football team. With new bleachers built to accommodate a crowd of a thousand, the Saratoga Field was home to Omaha's football team until Caniglia opened. The first game was played on Caniglia Field on October 1, 1949, against Northern Illinois. Omaha would later drop varsity football in 2011.
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