Cawley Memorial Stadium

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Cawley Memorial Stadium
Location 428 Douglas Rd, Lowell, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°38′0.32″N 71°16′36.02″W / 42.6334222°N 71.2766722°W / 42.6334222; -71.2766722Coordinates: 42°38′0.32″N 71°16′36.02″W / 42.6334222°N 71.2766722°W / 42.6334222; -71.2766722
Owner Lowell, Massachusetts
Operator Lowell High School
Capacity 6,000
Surface Field Turf
Scoreboard Yes
Boston Cannons (MLL) (2001–2003)
Greater Lowell United FC (NPSL) (2014–present)

Cawley Memorial Stadium is a 6,000-seat multipurpose stadium in Lowell, Massachusetts primarily used for football, soccer and lacrosse. The stadium was named after Edward Cawley, a landowner who owned several plots of land near the stadium on which the complex sits.[1] The City of Lowell has always controlled this facility.

The stadium is the home field for Lowell High School teams, and for the Lowell Nor'easter of the New England Football League. The stadium is also used yearly for the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association State Finals. The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse used it from their creation in 2001 through 2003 as their home field. The New England Patriots (the Boston Patriots at the time) played a part of their inaugural season at the stadium. (Patriots founder Bill Sullivan was a graduate and later Distinguished Alumni of Lowell High School.)

The stadium was constructed in 1937 as a WPA project. In 1998, the facility was improved with new visitor bleachers and cosmetic improvements to the home side. During the summer of 2006, the grass of the playing field was replaced with Field Turf.


Preceded by
First Stadium
Home of the
Boston Cannons
2001-2003 and the
Greater Lowell United FC
Succeeded by
Nickerson Field