Alumni Field (M Soccer, W Soccer)
Purpose: Practice; Competition
Record: M 129-39-18 (.742), W 220-16-4 (.925)
Overall at Home: 349-55-22 (.845)
Year Opened: 1990
First Game: Men vs. Dayton on September 1, 1990 (5-1); Women vs. Northeast Missouri State on September 2, 1990 (5-1)
Surface Type: Natural Grass
Alumni Field has been home to the Notre Dame men's and women's soccer teams since 1990. In addition to featuring one of the finest grass facilities in the Midwest, Alumni Field seats 2,500 at capacity. Additions to the field were made in a new press box, which was constructed prior to the 1996 season.
Located in the southeast corner of campus, Alumni Field sits in the heart of Notre Dame's impressive physical plant. It joins Monogram Track and Field, Eck Stadium, Ivy Field and the Courtney Eck tennis facility to give the Irish some of the finest Olympic sports venues in college athletics.
In 18 seasons at Alumni Field, the Notre Dame's women's soccer program has posted a 214-15-3 (.934) record and is 186-10-3 in the past 199 games at the facility - including previous home winning streaks of 28 and 29 games (two of the longest in NCAA history) and a 48-game active home win streak that ranks third in the NCAA record book (as does the active 57-game home unbeaten streak, at 56-0-1). Notre Dame has lot more than one home game in a season just three times in 18 years at Alumni Field, with eight unbeaten seasons at home in the past 15.
The Irish have played host to NCAA championship games in each of the previous 14 seasons, compiling a 35-3-0 record and 123-21 scoring edge in those 38 games. Alumni Field was the site of the 1996, 2000 and 2008 BIG EAST Conference championship, with Notre Dame defeating Villanova and Connecticut in '96 to win its second consecutive BIG EAST title (the Irish beat Boston College and UConn in 2000 to claim the title that season). Last season, the Irish beat UConn 1-0 in overtime to claim its 10th Big East Tournament title.