Roberts Stadium (soccer stadium)

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Roberts Stadium
Roberts Stadium.jpg
Full nameMyslik Field at Roberts Stadium[1]
LocationPrinceton, NJ 08540
Coordinates40°20′32″N 74°39′14″W / 40.342343°N 74.653965°W / 40.342343; -74.653965Coordinates: 40°20′32″N 74°39′14″W / 40.342343°N 74.653965°W / 40.342343; -74.653965
OwnerPrinceton University
OperatorPrinceton University
Capacity2,356
Field size120 x 75 yards[2]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundMay, 2007
OpenedSeptember 2, 2008
Construction cost$8.4 million
ArchitectAnderson Architects[3]
General contractorFitzpatrick & Associates, Inc[4]
Tenants
Princeton Tigers Men's & Women's Soccer (NCAA) (2008-present)

Roberts Stadium is a 2,356 seat soccer-specific stadium located on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. It is the home to the Princeton Tigers men's and women's soccer teams.[5] The stadium is named in honor of Thomas S. Roberts '85, a former Princeton goal keeper. The stadium's natural grass game field, Myslik Field, is named in memory of Robert H. Myslik '90, a soccer alumnus and assistant coach who died in 2003.[1] The team's artificial turf practice field, Plummer Field, is adjacent to the stadium.[1]

Roberts Stadium opened September 2, 2008, and was formally dedicated October 4, 2008, following a doubleheader with Dartmouth College. The stadium replaced the former Lourie-Love Field, which stood on the same grounds. Lourie-Love Field was named after Princeton football alumni Donold B. Lourie and George H. Love, both 1922 graduates.

In May 2010, the United States men's national soccer team held a week-long pre-World Cup training camp at Roberts Stadium.[6] In June 2012, the United States women's national soccer team held a two week-long training camp at the stadium to prepare for an international friendly against the Chinese women's national football team at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Roberts Stadium • Home of Princeton Soccer". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Roberts Stadium". Princeton University. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Project List". Anderson Architects. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Gallery". Fitzpatrick & Associates. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "SportsShorts". 108. Princeton Alumni Weekly. September 26, 2007.
  6. ^ "THE TIES THAT BIND: THE U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM AND PRINCETON". goprincetontigers.com. May 27, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM'S VISIT, FROM A PLAYER'S VIEW". goprincetontigers.com. June 28, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2017.

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