George Allen Field

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George Allen Field
Full name George Allen Field
Location Long Beach, California
Coordinates 33°47′09″N 118°06′39″W / 33.785871°N 118.110763°W / 33.785871; -118.110763Coordinates: 33°47′09″N 118°06′39″W / 33.785871°N 118.110763°W / 33.785871; -118.110763
Owner California State University, Long Beach
Capacity 1,000
Field size 75x115 yards
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Yes
Tenants
Long Beach State 49ers women's soccer

George Allen Field is a 1,000 seat soccer stadium on the campus of California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, California. It is named after Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins head coach George Allen.

Tenants & history[edit]

It is currently the home of the Long Beach State 49ers women's soccer team. The stadium was named after George Allen, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who coached the Long Beach State football program for one season shortly before his death.

Push for a new stadium[edit]

Despite the relative success of the women's soccer program, the program was still confined to George Allen Field. Men's volleyball head coach, Alan Knipe, had previously been in a similar situation with men's volleyball. Upon the completion of the Walter Pyramid, his program saw a sharp increase in recruiting and interest from prospects. This is the same situation that the women's soccer program was mired in and Knipe summed up the state of the field:

George Allen is our old football coach. That shows where our priority is with women’s soccer.

— Alan Knipe, Daily 49er[1]

In early 2009, the Beach Legacy Referendum, which in part was due to give Long Beach State a new 3,000 to 5,000 seat stadium,[1] was defeated by the students with a vote of 3,912-2,615.[2]

Other uses[edit]

George Allen Field was used in the movie American Wedding, from the American Pie film series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Soccer team one beneficiary of Beach Legacy". Daily 49er. 11 February 2009. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Long Beach State athletics fee defeated". Press-Telegram (Long Beach). 13 March 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 

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