|Location||North Ithan Avenue|
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 19010
|Opened||October 8, 1927|
|Tenants||Villanova Wildcats (NCAA)|
Philadelphia Charge (WUSA) (2001–2003)
Philadelphia Barrage (MLL) (2004–2006)
History[edit | edit source]
Villanova Stadium was originally built in 1927 and dedicated on October 8, 1927. The stadium plays host to a wide variety of events including serving as home to the Villanova Wildcats football, field hockey, lacrosse, and track and field teams. Philadelphia area teams such as the WUSA's Philadelphia Charge and Major League Lacrosse's Philadelphia Barrage have also used the stadium in the past or currently. In the 1960s, Monsignor Bonner High School, like Villanova an Augustinian school, used the field.
The field and track at Villanova Stadium are known as "Goodreau Field" and "Jumbo Elliott Track," respectively. On May 7, 1930, the playing field at Villanova Stadium was dedicated to the memory of Leo J. Francis Goodreau, a Villanova football player who died due to injuries incurred in practice. On September 27, 1980, the running track was dedicated to Villanova's legendary track and field coach James "Jumbo" Elliott.
Renovations[edit | edit source]
In Fall 1999, the stadium underwent a face-lift with the Stadium Renovation Project. Included in this project was a state of the art press box, in addition to housing an 80-person meeting room for all Villanova Athletic Department personnel to use. The former AstroTurf playing field was replaced during the spring of 2002 with a synthetic grass surface known as AstroPlay.
In Fall 2009, the stadium received a new scoreboard along with a new playing surface.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- FieldTurf installed July 07, 2010 for Goodreau Field. Tarkett Sports. Retrieved on 17 October 2012.
- Villanova Stadium-Goodreau Field & Jumbo Elliott Track. villanova.com. Retrieved on 1 August 2017.
- Big East Championships Sites Announced for 2017 and 2018. laxpower.com. Retrieved on 1 August 2017.