Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium

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Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium
Location West Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°17′45″N 72°58′02″W / 41.29583°N 72.9673°W / 41.29583; -72.9673Coordinates: 41°17′45″N 72°58′02″W / 41.29583°N 72.9673°W / 41.29583; -72.9673
Owner University of New Haven
Operator University of New Haven
Capacity 5,000[1]
Surface Blue & Gold Sprinturf
Opened September 19, 2009

About[edit]

Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium is a sport stadium in West Haven, Connecticut. The facility is primarily used by the University of New Haven athletic teams, as well as the University of New Haven Chargers Marching Band.[2]

The field turf is not the normal selection of green, but is instead blue. The selection of blue—a non-traditional field color—was made to generate excitement and publicity while the school was re-establishing its college football program.[2] As of the 2012 season, New Haven is only one of five college programs to have the field color other than the traditional green[3]

The first college football game played at the stadium was a 25–18 loss to the Bentley University Falcons on September 26, 2009.

The stadium is also used for local high school sporting events and other community events.

Non-Athletic Uses[edit]

The University of New Haven used DellaCamera Stadium for its Spring Commencement until May 2011, where the University moved the ceremony to the Oakdale Theatre.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Media Center (University of New Haven)". Northeast 10 Conference. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Another Blue Football Field: Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium at the University of New Haven". Tom McMahon.net. November 19, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lindenwood Stadium Nearing Final Stages of Renovations". Lindenwood University. July 16, 2012. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 

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