Klöckner Stadium

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Klöckner Stadium
Klöckner Stadium, March 7, 2010 during game between Virginia and Syracuse.
Location Copeley Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Owner University of Virginia
Operator University of Virginia Department of Athletics
Capacity Grandstand: 3,600
Total: 8,000
Surface Prescription Athletic Turf
Opened August, 1992
Construction cost $1.2 million
Architect VMDO Architects
Virginia Cavaliers
(Men's & Women's Soccer and Lacrosse)

Klöckner Stadium is home to four nationally recognized sports programs—the University of Virginia men's and women's soccer teams in the fall and men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse teams in the spring. The stadium was designed by VMDO Architects and built in 1992 at a cost of $3.4 million, and its naming rights were awarded to the Klöckner Group of Germany for $1.2 million. The Virginia men's soccer team won national championships in the first three years they played at Klöckner, and including the year prior to the stadium's opening the string of national titles was four in a row. They have gone on to win numerous ACC championships while making Klöckner their home, including in 2003 and 2004, adding national championships in 2009 and 2014.

Additionally, both Virginia lacrosse teams have won national championships while at Klöckner—1999, 2003, 2006, and 2011 for the men, and 1993 and 2004 for the women (who were also national runners-up in 2005 and 2007).

The fourth team playing at the stadium, women's soccer, participated in the 2001, 2013, and 2014 NCAA Final Fours.

The stadium has fast become a landmark for soccer in the United States.[citation needed]

The largest soccer crowd to see a game at Klöckner Stadium was on September 28, 2007, when 7,906 fans watched an ACC game against Virginia Tech.[citation needed] The largest lacrosse crowd was seen on April 12, 2008, when a game against Duke University attracted the stadium capacity, 8,000 spectators.[citation needed] When Duke University returned to Klöckner Stadium on April 17, 2010 stadium capacity was reached again when 8,000 spectators entered the historic venue. As at Scott Stadium, some spectators sit or stand in the grassy areas behind each goal, as well as in the bleachers.

During the 2006 soccer season, a video board was installed at Klöckner Stadium. It debuted on September 27, 2006, during a men's soccer game between Virginia and American University.

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Coordinates: 38°02′48.40″N 78°30′44.87″W / 38.0467778°N 78.5124639°W / 38.0467778; -78.5124639