Anteater Stadium

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Anteater Stadium
Full nameAnteater Stadium
Location4000 Mesa Rd., Irvine, California 92617
Coordinates33°39′0″N 117°51′3″W / 33.65000°N 117.85083°W / 33.65000; -117.85083Coordinates: 33°39′0″N 117°51′3″W / 33.65000°N 117.85083°W / 33.65000; -117.85083
OwnerUniversity of California, Irvine
Capacity2,500
Record attendance1,832 (15 November 2008, Big West Conference men's soccer tournament final)
SurfaceBermuda grass
Construction
Renovated2000
Tenants

Anteater Stadium is a 2,500-seat[1][2] multi-purpose stadium with a bermuda grass field[2] on the campus of University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California, United States. It is used by the UC Irvine Anteaters men's & women's soccer and track and field teams.[2]

History[edit]

The stadium hosted the women's division of the 1973 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The USC Trojans football team used the stadium for practices around 2000.[1] In 2000, renovations added lights to Anteater Stadium.[1] Anteater Stadium hosted the 2008 Big West Conference men's soccer tournament. The tournament final was the most-attended event at the stadium, with 1,832 people present.[3] The stadium was the home stadium for United Soccer League minor-league professional soccer team Orange County Blues (now Orange County SC) from 2013 to 2016.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McLeod, Paul (26 September 2000). "Irvine's Anteater Stadium Getting Ready for Bright New Look". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Anteater Stadium". UCIrvineSports.com. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ "No. 8 Anteaters Beat No. 19 UC Santa Barbara 4-2; Win Big West Tournament" (Press release). Irvine, California: UC Irvine Athletics. 15 November 2008. Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.

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