University Field (Albany)

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University Field
Location 1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Owner University at Albany, SUNY
Operator University at Albany, SUNY
Capacity 10,000
Surface Natural Grass
Broke ground 1969
Opened 1970
Demolished 2012
Albany Great Danes (NCAA)
(1970–2012; site remains in use for track)

University Field was a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Albany, New York. It was home to the University at Albany Great Danes football team from its opening in 1970 until 2012. The stadium was demolished after the football team's final game; after a major renovation to upgrade the site's track & field facilities, the site reopened in the fall of 2013 as the home for Albany's men's and women's teams in that sport.[1]

In the spring of 2012, Albany began construction on a new 8,500-seat football stadium as part of a new sports complex on campus. The stadium, eventually known as Bob Ford Field, opened for the 2013 season, replacing University Field as the home of Great Danes football. It will be expandable to 24,000. [2]


  1. ^ "Track & Field Venue". University at Albany Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ UNIVERSITY FIELD (FOOTBALL, TRACK & FIELD) at, URL accessed October 7, 2009.

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Coordinates: 42°40′59″N 73°49′37″W / 42.68306°N 73.82694°W / 42.68306; -73.82694