Tom Adams Field

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Tom Adams Field
Location 42 W Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48208
Coordinates 42°21.336′N 083°04.73′W / 42.355600°N 83.07883°W / 42.355600; -83.07883Coordinates: 42°21.336′N 083°04.73′W / 42.355600°N 83.07883°W / 42.355600; -83.07883
Capacity 6,000
Surface FieldTurfRevolution (2.5")[1]
Scoreboard Electronic video
Construction
Built 1968
Renovated 2001, 2006, 2015
Tenants
Wayne State Warriors football
Wayne State Warriors women's track & field

Tom Adams Field, best known simply as Adams Field, is a 6,000 seat football stadium on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. It is primarily used for Wayne State Warriors football of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a Division II conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The Field was named after Thomas B. Adams. He was a football and track athlete in the late 1930s and early 1940s for WSU, and graduated in 1944. Lettering in both sports from 1938-1940, Adams was a major part of the teams. Before he graduated he took a break from school and joined the Navy for more than 4 years, winning multiple awards for his service. After his time in the military he started working at Campbell-Ewald and eventually became the CEO. He also became a board member at his alma mater. For all of his athletic, military, and business achievements the Wayne State Football field was named in honor of him on October 11, 2003.[2]

Stadium improvements[edit]

The stadium turf has been replaced several times. The most recent replacement was in May, 2015 when FieldTurfRevolution (2.5") artificial turf was installed.[1][3]

A new thirty-five (35) foot video board was installed in August, 2015.[3]

The eight lane Lowell Blanchard Track, located in the stadium, was first installed in 2006. Mondo surfacing was added to the track in 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tim Carroll and Alex Franzen (April 29, 2015). "WSU replacing artificial turf, project cost $415,000". The South End. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://wsuathletics.com/documents/2012/9/6/2012_FB_MG_pages114-126.pdf?id=1133, accessdate=2013-05-21, pp=124
  3. ^ a b "2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). WSUAthletics.com. p. 132. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lowell Blanchard Track". Wayne State University. Retrieved October 17, 2015.