Bob Ford Field
Bob Ford Field
|Location||Albany, New York|
|Owner||University at Albany, SUNY|
|Operator||University at Albany, SUNY|
|Capacity||8,500 (expandable to 24,000)|
|Broke ground||April 17, 2012|
|Opened||September 14, 2013|
|Construction cost||$24 million|
|Architect||Heery International Inc.|
|Services engineer||Clough, Harbour & Associates|
|General contractor||Whiting-Turner Contracting Company|
|Albany Great Danes football team|
Bob Ford Field is a football stadium in Albany, New York that is owned and operated by the University at Albany, SUNY and hosts the school's football team, as well as their soccer program. The stadium, with an initial seating capacity of 8,500, opened on September 14, 2013 when Albany made its debut in Colonial Athletic Association football against Rhode Island. It replaced University Field as the school's current stadium and is named after Bob Ford, who was head coach at Albany from 1970 until retiring at the end of the 2013 season.
- 9,100-seats, including 629 chair-backs, bleachers, and a natural grass berm.
- Daktronics scoreboard with a 39’ by 22’ high-definition video display and point-source sound system behind the south end zone.
- Press level with four luxury suites, print media area, and booths for radio, television, coaches, and replay.
- "University Breaks Ground for New Multi-Sports Complex, Launches $1 Million Challenge for Bob Ford Field". State University of New York at Albany. April 17, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "UAlbany Football Announces Complete 2013 Schedule" (Press release). University at Albany Athletics. March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
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