Coffey Field

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Jack Coffey Field
Fordham University stadium 2014.jpg
Location 441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
Owner Fordham University
Operator Fordham University
Capacity 7,000
Surface Fieldturf
Opened 1930
Renovated 1990, 2004, 2014
Architect Jack L. Gordon Architects
Fordham Rams baseball (1930-present)
Fordham Rams football (1970-present)
Fordham Rams men's soccer (2005-present)
Fordham Rams women's soccer (2005-present)

Jack Coffey Field is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in The Bronx, New York. It is home to the Fordham University Rams football team and Fordham soccer. The facility opened for baseball in 1930. It was named after former Fordham baseball coach and longtime athletic director, Jack Coffey, in 1954, four years before his 1958 retirement.[1]

Starting in 1964, students began using the left field and center field area for their club football team. The team was sponsored by the students themselves and it was these same students who rented temporary wooden stands, to be set around the gridiron, for the 1964 and 1965 seasons. The university stepped in to build permanent wooden stands behind the left field home run wall [1] [2] which served as a grandstand for football. A press box and scoreboard were added in 1967 [3] and the university reinstated varsity football for the 1970 season. In 1990, and with Fordham football moving up to the I-AA ranks (now known as FCS), those wooden stands were torn down and replaced by aluminum bleachers [4]. Bathrooms and concessions were added beneath the new set of bleachers while an elevator was added to the new press box.

Behind home plate further renovations came in 2004 and 2005 which included lights, new dugouts, as well as a new grandstand and press box for the baseball section of the facility. This section now goes by Houlihan Park, as the recognized home of the Fordham Rams baseball team.[2]

Jack Coffey Field following a 2014 playoffs game.

In 2014 Jack Coffey Field underwent further renovations including the addition of a full-color DakTronics video scoreboard beyond the Southern Boulevard endzone as well as chair back seating between the 40 yard lines. FieldTurf surface was also replaced with FieldTurfTM.

New York Cosmos vs. NYCFC at Jack Coffey Field in the 4th Round of the 2016 US Open Cup.

Aside from college baseball, football and soccer, professional soccer also came to Jack Coffey Field in 2016 as it hosted the Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup match between the New York Cosmos and NYCFC. [3]

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Coordinates: 40°51′42″N 73°52′58″W / 40.86167°N 73.88278°W / 40.86167; -73.88278