Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
100 Nicolls Road|
Stony Brook, NY 11794
|Owner||Stony Brook University|
|Operator||Stony Brook University|
|Broke ground||October 25, 1999|
|Opened||September 14, 2002|
($29.9 million in 2017 dollars)
|Structural engineer||Severud Associates|
|Services engineer||Henderson Engineers, Inc.|
|General contractor||The Tyree Organization|
|Stony Brook Seawolves (NCAA) (2002-Present)|
The Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is the main stadium for Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, United States. Construction began in 2000 at a cost of approximately $22 million. With a capacity of 12,300 people (10,300 seating and 2,000 standing), it is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County. The stadium is home to the Division I Stony Brook Seawolves, including soccer, lacrosse, and football teams. The stadium opened on September 14, 2002. The facility was named in honor of Kenneth P. LaValle on October 19, 2002 in honor of the New York State Senator that was instrumental in making the stadium a reality. The state of the art facility is the largest outdoor athletic facility in Suffolk County. The stadium has a three tier press box on the east side and accommodates six luxury suites, a spacious working press box area, television and radio booths and a camera deck on the roof.
LaValle has been host to the following events:
- 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse North Quarterfinals
- 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse North Quarterfinals
- Virginia Cavaliers vs Stony Brook Seawolves: 10-9 Final score with a reported record attendance of 10,000
- 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship
- 2011 NCAA Division I Football Championship first round between Albany and Stony Brook
- 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship
In October, 2012 it was reported that the University has allocated $5.7 million for the addition of at least 2,000 seats to LaValle Stadium, which would bring the seating capacity from 8,300 to 10,300. A further standing capacity of at least 2,000 gives the stadium total capacity of 12,300. The expansion was completed in the summer of 2017.
1. 12,311 - New Hampshire (10/14/17) WIN
2. 12,221 - Rhode Island (10/15/16) WIN
3. 12,177 - Towson (10/17/15) Loss
4. 11,301 - William & Mary (9/27/14) Loss
5. 11,224 - Bryant (9/28/13) WIN
6. 10,278 - Colgate (9/22/12) WIN
7. 10,252 - Bryant (8/28/14) Loss
8. 8,286 - Albany (11/26/11) WIN
9. 8,278 - Lafayette (9/24/11) WIN
10. 8,136 - St. John’s (9/14/02) WIN (First game in the stadium)
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- Sampson, Christine (October 15, 2012). "Officials: $5.7M Allocated for Future LaValle Stadium Expansion". Patch. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
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