York Stadium

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Alumni Field
York Stadium.jpg
Former names York Stadium
Location Ian MacDonald Blvd
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°46′39″N 79°30′27″W / 43.77750°N 79.50750°W / 43.77750; -79.50750Coordinates: 43°46′39″N 79°30′27″W / 43.77750°N 79.50750°W / 43.77750; -79.50750
Owner York University
Operator York University
Capacity 2500 + 1000 grass seating[1]
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Broke ground 1994
Opened 1995
Construction cost $10.5 million
Tenants
York Lions
Rugby Canada

Alumni Field is an outdoor football, rugby and soccer stadium located at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the former home of the York Lions.[2] The stadium was known as York Stadium prior to 2017.

History[edit]

Prior to 1995 the site was a grass field and the then Yeoman football team played home games at Esther Shiner Stadium at Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue.

There is a small bleacher seating 2500 spectators and an enclosed booth for broadcasting/scorekeeping, concessions, washrooms and changerooms.[3]

In 2013, the stadium's grass surface was replaced with FieldTurf.

Future[edit]

The stadium was replaced by the Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium after 2015 as the main stadium for football at York.

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