Sea Gull Stadium is home to the SU field hockey, football, men's and women's lacrosse teams. The stadium was built in 1980, with a seating capacity of 2,500 spectators and has undergone two major upgrades.
The stadium received a new playing surface in the summer of 2007 when A-Turf replaced the grass field. Along with a new surface, lights were installed in the fall of 2007. The installed lights allowed the teams to play night games and practices throughout the year, offering ease in scheduling.
The football team played the first game on the new field on Sept. 1, 2007, defeating Albright College, 42-0. The following day, the field hockey team made its official debut in the stadium with a 5-1 victory over Capital Athletic Conference foe St. Mary's (Md.) College. The first night game occured on Oct. 9, 2007 as the field hockey team defeated Hood College, 11-0.
The new playing surface allowed the men's and women's soccer programs to play games in the stadium when there are poor playing conditions at the SU Soccer Complex.
|Sea Gull Stadium Construction|
Beginning in the winter of 2014-15 a major redesign of Sea Gull Stadium began. The process took just over a year, and the ribbon was cut on the "new" Sea Gull Stadium on April 7, 2016. The new facility houses 12-month locker rooms for each of the four teams which call the site home. Along with spaces for the teams, the facility houses a visiting team locker room, and two referees' locker rooms. On the ground floor, the concourse has a full-service concession stand, a retail store for merchandise and restroom facilities.
On the second floor the stadium features an athletic training clinic and a conference room for teams to watch game film, use as a meeting space, an area for NCAA tournament meetings, and post-game press conferences.
Five suites, including a Presidential Suite are located on the third floor.
The fourth floor houses the Draper Holdings Communcations Center, which will feature coaching booths for home and visiting teams, radio booths for home and visiting radio crews, a game operations booth, media booth, and a video booth which will be the home to the Sea Gull Sports Network.
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