Frazer Field

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Not to be confused with Fraser Field, a baseball park in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Frazer Field
Joe Frazer Field at UDel.jpg
Full name Joe Frazer Field
Location N. College Ave. and Center St.
Newark, DE 19711
Owner University of Delaware
Surface Grass (1913-2010)
Field Turf (2010-present)
Opened June 18, 1913
Construction cost $50,000
University of Delaware football (1913–1946)

Joe Frazer Field is an athletic field in Newark, Delaware that was used for the University of Delaware's baseball, track and field, football and tennis teams.[1] The stadium was dedicated on June 18, 1913. The field's construction was made possible through a large memorial donation by the parents of Joseph Heckart Frazer, a 1903 graduate of Delaware College.[2]

The very first Fightin' Blue Hens football game at Frazer Field occurred on October 18, 1913 when Delaware beat visiting Temple 28–0.[3]The Blue Hens played their final game at Frazer Field on October 26, 1946, when they defeated Drexel 52–0 en route to their first National Championship.

The university installed a new Field Turf surface in September 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "Images of the University of Delaware". University of Delaware Library Digital Collections. University of Delaware. 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "College Athletic Field Is Dedicated Today". The (San Jose) Evening News. 1913-06-18. p. 4. 
  3. ^ Gelbert, Doug (1995). The great Delaware sporst book. Montchanin, DE: Manatee Books. p. 151. 
  4. ^ "Frazer Field available for use beginning Saturday". UDaily. 2010-09-10.