City Stadium (Richmond)

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City Stadium
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Former namesCity Stadium (1929–1983)
University of Richmond Stadium (1983–2010)
Location3201 Maplewood Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23221
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Owner City of Richmond
Capacity 22,611 [1]
SurfacePatriot Bermuda Grass
Construction
Broke ground1929
Opened1929
Construction cost$80,000
Tenants
Richmond Spiders (NCAA) (1929–2009)
Richmond Rebels (ACFL/ConFL) (1964–1967)
Richmond Mustangs (UAFL) (1967)
Richmond Kickers (USL1) (1995–present)
Richmond Kickers Future (PDL) (2002–2008)
Richmond Kickers Destiny (WL) (2004–2009)

City Stadium is a sports stadium in Richmond, Virginia. It is owned by the City of Richmond and is located south of the Carytown district off the Downtown Expressway. The stadium was built in 1929 and seats approximately 22,000 people. It has been used by the Richmond Kickers of the United Soccer League since 1995. [2]

Richmond, Virginia Capital of Virginia

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Virginia State Route 195 highway in Virginia

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Richmond Kickers soccer team of Richmond, Virginia, USA

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The stadium was used by the University of Richmond for American football from 1929 to 2009. The University of Richmond's final home football game at the stadium was played on December 5, 2009 against Appalachian State University in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

University of Richmond University in Richmond, VA

The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts university in Richmond, Virginia. The university is a primarily undergraduate, residential university with approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students in five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the University of Richmond School of Law and the School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Appalachian State Mountaineers football

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team is the college football team at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014. Appalachian plays its home games in Kidd Brewer Stadium, named after former head coach Kidd Brewer, whose 1937 squad was unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season.

From 1964 through 1967, the stadium was home to the Richmond Rebels of the Atlantic Coast Football League and the Continental Football League. The Rebels left the Continental Football League in 1967 to become the Richmond Mustangs of the United American Football League. [3] [4]

The Atlantic Coast Football League (ACFL) was a minor football league that operated from 1962 to 1973. Until 1969, many of its franchises had working agreements with NFL and AFL teams to serve as farm clubs. The league paid a base salary of $100 per game and had 36 players on each active roster.

Continental Football League professional American football league

The Continental Football League (COFL) was a professional American football league that operated in North America from 1965 through 1969. It was established following the collapse of the original United Football League, and hoped to become the major force in professional football outside the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). It owed its name, at least in part, to the Continental League, a proposed third Major League Baseball organization that influenced MLB significantly.

University of Richmond Stadium served as the site of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship from 1995 to 1998. The venue broke an attendance record when 21,319 [5] visited the semifinals of the 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament, with matches between the Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils, and the Portland Pilots and Wisconsin Badgers. For a time in the mid-2000s, the stadium also hosted Virginia's high school football state championship games.

The 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament was the 36th organized men's college soccer tournament by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the top college soccer team in the United States. The Wisconsin Badgers won their first national title by defeating the Duke Blue Devils in the championship game, 2–0. The semifinals, on December 8, 1995, and the final match, on December 10, 1995, were played in Richmond, Virginia at Richmond Stadium. All first, second and third round matches were played at the home field of the higher seeded team.

Virginia Cavaliers mens soccer

The Virginia Cavaliers men's soccer team represent the University of Virginia in all NCAA Division I men's soccer competitions. The Virginia Cavaliers are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Duke Blue Devils mens soccer

The Duke Blue Devils men's soccer team represents Duke University in the ACC and in all other men's NCAA Division I Soccer competitions. They won their first and only NCAA tournament in 1986, co-captained by their current head coach, John Kerr Jr. and Mike Linenberger. Facilities included both turf and grass fields, a newly constructed weight room and training room, and a student-athlete academic advising facility. John Kerr Jr. is assisted by Michael Brady and Chris Rich.

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Tobacco Bowl football game in 1949

Naming

The stadium was known as City Stadium until 1983, when it adopted the name University of Richmond Stadium or UR Stadium as part of an agreement, in which the University of Richmond agreed to lease the stadium for $1 per year in exchange for maintaining the facility. The facility's name reverted to City Stadium in 2010 when the University of Richmond ended its tenancy and moved its football games to its new on-campus E. Claiborne Robins Stadium. [6]

E. Claiborne Robins Stadium

E. Claiborne Robins Stadium is an 8,217-seat multi-purpose stadium at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. It is home to the Richmond Spiders football, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, and women's track and field teams. The men's soccer team played there until 2012, when the university discontinued the program.

International Soccer Matches

DateCompetitionTeamResTeamCrowd
10 Nov 19961998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (CONCACAF)Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2-0Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 19,312
08 Jun 2003FriendlyFlag of the United States.svg  United States 2-1New Zealand9,116

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References

  1. http://www.richmondkickers.com/aleague/88615.html%5B%5D
  2. City Stadium - Richmond Kickers Stadium Journey
  3. "INNOVATION AND LOST OPPORTUNITIES ABOUNDED". CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOOSTER CLUB. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. Fulp, Jack (18 October 1967). "Mustangs to visit area...". The Progress Index.
  5. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_soccer_RB/2015/2014attend.pdf
  6. Rename game: Facility is again City Stadium after being UR Stadium [ permanent dead link ]

Coordinates: 37°32′59″N77°29′12″W / 37.549697°N 77.486781°W / 37.549697; -77.486781

Preceded by
Richardson Stadium
Host of the College Cup
1995–1998
Succeeded by
Ericsson Stadium