Leonidoff Field

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Tenney Stadium
Tenney Stadium
Full name Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field
Location Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Coordinates 41°43′06″N 73°56′02″W / 41.718431°N 73.934°W / 41.718431; -73.934Coordinates: 41°43′06″N 73°56′02″W / 41.718431°N 73.934°W / 41.718431; -73.934
Owner Marist College
Executive suites Yes
Capacity 5,000
Acreage 3.50
Surface

Grass (1968-2006)

Field Turf (2006-present)
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Broke ground 1965
Opened 1968[1]
Renovated 2006
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Tenants
Marist College Red Foxes football (2007-present)

Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Poughkeepsie, New York. It is home to the Marist College Red Foxes football team. The field was named after Dr. Alex Leonidoff, a local physician and avid Marist Athletics supporter. The facility opened in 1968. At the conclusion of the 2006 football season, the existing grandstand was removed to make way for a more modern, updated facility including modern press boxes, luxury suites, home and away locker rooms, an athletic training room as well as a new concession stand. Additionally, the grass natural turf surface was replaced with Field Turf synthetic surface.

View of Tenney Stadium from the lawn seating during a football game

It has a capacity of 5,000 with amphitheater-style seating on the west side of the field for lawn chairs and blankets.[2] The facility includes a stone-faced precast concrete grandstand. The ground level field house contains two large, day-lit varsity locker rooms with showers, a medical training room, an equipment room, and support spaces. A field storage room is provided with vehicular access. The building also includes a public concession stand and restrooms. Lockers and concession areas are highlighted on the façade by large wooden exterior alcoves that create bays for students and players.[3]

The new grandstand features a large press box, served by elevators, that is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and wireless communications. VIP hospitality wings provide seating for 120 people with a fully operable window wall facing the field. Press box and VIP seats also provide views of the Hudson River and the Poughkeepsie Bridge beyond. [4]

Objections were raised to the removal of approximately 20 trees in preparation for this project. The oldest of the trees was determined post-mortem to be 180 years old. It began life around the same time as the founder of the Marist Brothers, Saint Marcellin Champagnat, and was therefore in existence 80 years before the college was established. The objections abated after an e-mail was distributed by the administration stating that the planting of 40 new trees was included in the project plans.[5]

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, the project was completed for the start of the 2007 football season. It now serves five varsity sports programs for the school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field". Marist Athletics. 
  2. ^ "About Marist: History and Heritage". Marist. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Marist College - Tenney Stadium". Skidmore Owens & Merrill LLP. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field". Marist College. CBS. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Historic Trees Chopped Down". Marist. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 

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