Hornet Stadium (Sacramento)

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Hornet Stadium
Hornet Stadium (Sacramento, California).jpg
View from northwest in 2017
Location6000 J Street
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Coordinates38°33′22″N 121°25′23″W / 38.556°N 121.423°W / 38.556; -121.423Coordinates: 38°33′22″N 121°25′23″W / 38.556°N 121.423°W / 38.556; -121.423
Public transitUniversity/65th St Station
OwnerSacramento State
OperatorSacramento State
Capacity21,195
SurfaceFieldTurf (2010–present)
Natural grass (1969–2009)
Opened1969, 49 years ago
Tenants
Sacramento State (NCAA) (1969–present)
Sacramento Surge (WLAF) (1992)
Sacramento Gold Miners (CFL) (1993–1994)
Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL) (2010–2011)
Sacramento is located in the US
Sacramento
Sacramento
Location in the United States
Sacramento is located in California
Sacramento
Sacramento
Location in California

Hornet Stadium is a 21,195-seat college football and track stadium in the western United States, on the campus of California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) in Sacramento, California.[1] it is the home field of the Sacramento State Hornets of the Big Sky Conference.

Completed 49 years ago in 1969, it has also been the home stadium of the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF,[2] the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League,[3] and the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. It hosted the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field in 2000 and 2004.

Its alignment is nearly north-south, offset slightly northwest, and the street-level elevation is approximately 35 feet (11 m) above sea level. The field was natural grass for its first 41 seasons; FieldTurf was installed in 2010.

Stadium improvements[edit]

1992[edit]

  • Temporary seating was installed at the end zones to increase capacity to 26,000 for the Sacramento Surge. These seats were removed in 1993 to accommodate for the larger CFL field.

1998[edit]

  • Permanent chairbacks were installed in Section 213 at the 50-yard line.

2000[edit]

  • The stadium underwent a $1 million improvement in preparation for the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials; An Olympic-sized track was installed surrounding the field as well as a practice track north of the stadium.[4]

2003[edit]

  • New scoreboard installed.

2007[edit]

  • New public entrances

2008[edit]

  • Broad Fieldhouse opened, which included new offices, locker rooms, athletic training room, weight room, and a VIP patio.

2010[edit]

  • Natural grass was replaced by FieldTurf Duraspine Pro.
  • "The Well" opened next to the north end zone which provided paved areas for concessions.
  • A Jumbotron was added below the scoreboard for Sacramento Mountain Lions' games.

Notable[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hornet Stadium". hornetsports.com. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
  2. ^ "Machine at Surge". The Sacramento Bee. April 4, 1992. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Sacramento Gold Miners' 1994 Season". Canadian Football League Database. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.usatf.org/statistics/champions/OlympicTrials/HistoryOfTheOlympicTrials.pdf The History of the Olympic Trials, published by USATF
  5. ^ "USA Track & Field - 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento". Usatf.org. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2014-06-28.

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