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Cobb Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The stadium is home to the women's soccer and men's and women's track and field teams. The stadium was dedicated in 1999. It is named after former UM Chairman of the Board, Charles Cobb. The Cobb family donated the leadership gift for the reconstruction of the track and soccer field. It is a eight lane rubber track with a soccer field inside the track, with four light banks, and a 500-seat grandstand on the west side. It is located south of the Hecht Athletic Center along San Amaro Drive in Coral Gables, Florida. [1]

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Coordinates: 25°42′48″N80°16′56″W / 25.71333°N 80.28222°W / 25.71333; -80.28222

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