Cawley Memorial Stadium

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Cawley Memorial Stadium
Location428 Douglas Rd, Lowell, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°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
OwnerLowell, Massachusetts
OperatorLowell High School
Capacity6,000
SurfaceField Turf
ScoreboardYes
Tenants
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-11-29.


Preceded by
First Stadium
Home of the
Boston Cannons
2001-2003 and the
Greater Lowell United FC
2014-Present
Succeeded by
Nickerson Field
2004-2006