Facilities

Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium
Quick Facts
Purpose: Competition Only
Capacity: 3,007
Date Construction Started: April 26, 2008
Date of Completion: September 1, 2009
Surface Type: Natural Grass
Cost: $7.5 million
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A new era in Notre Dame soccer began in 2009, when the Fighting Irish men's and women's soccer teams took the pitch for the first time at the $7.5 million Alumni Stadium.

Located just east of Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center and approximately 500 yards west of its predecessor, the new stadium sits side-by-side with Notre Dame's new lacrosse facility, Arlotta Stadium, which made its debut in the spring of 2010 (the soccer facility is situated further west, the lacrosse stadium further east).

Alumni Stadium opened its doors for Notre Dame soccer action on Sept. 1, 2009, when the Fighting Irish men blanked Michigan, 5-0. Three nights later, the Notre Dame women welcomed a sellout-crowd of 3,007 for its debut match against North Carolina.

A state-of-the-art facility that arguably is the finest on-campus soccer-specific stadium in the country, Alumni Stadium has a permanent seating capacity of approximately 2,500 in the west grandstand, including VIP boxes flanking the main team entrance, as well as grass berm seating on the east end of the grounds.

The stadium also offers upgraded and expanded restroom and concession areas, elevator access and handicapped reserved seating on the main concourse level, as well as numerous amenities for both Fighting Irish soccer programs (expansive locker rooms with custom-made wood lockers, spacious team lounges with flat-screen plasma TVs and high-speed Internet access, and a fully-equipped athletic training center).

What's more, Alumni Stadium features an LED scoreboard (installed by industry leader Daktronics), enhanced lighting structures and top-of-the-line sod for the pitch cultivated in Fort Morgan, Colo., at Graff's Turf Farms (which also provided the turf for some of the nation's finest sports facilities including Notre Dame Stadium, Wrigley Field, Busch Stadium and two of the newest MLS grounds - Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., outside Denver, and Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City).

Media members enjoy a two-tiered, climate-controlled press box, which includes power and high-speed Internet portals at every seat (along with wireless Internet capability), three individually-wired broadcast booths and an expansive, unblocked and elevated midfield vantage point, all of which make Alumni Stadium unlike any other on-campus facility in college soccer. The construction of Alumni Stadium was made possible because of numerous generous donations, including those by lead benefactors Tom Crotty and Rob Snyder, both former Fighting Irish men's soccer players.

Originally from Darien, Conn., Crotty starred for the Irish from 1977-79, playing midfield and fullback in 60 games, earning three monograms and finishing with 23 career points (eight goals, seven assists). He played in Notre Dame's first three seasons of varsity soccer (under coach Rich Hunter), serving as one of the team captains as a senior in '79. He was voted MVP of the '79 Notre Dame team and led the Irish to a combined 57-14-3 record in those three years.

A 1980 Notre Dame graduate with a degree in finance, Crotty is currently a general partner with Battery Ventures LP in Wellesley, Mass. He and his wife Shari live in Southborough, Mass.

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Snyder earned two monograms while playing forward, participating in 51 games in 1980-81-83 and accounting for 68 points (23 goals and 22 assists that rank him seventh on Notre Dame's career chart). He tied for the team lead in goals in 1981 with 12. Snyder played on Hunter-coached teams that finished a combined 54-14-3 in his three seasons (including 35-3-1 at home).

Snyder is a 1984 Notre Dame graduate with a degree in government. He is the founder and CEO of Stream Energy in Dallas.

The gifts by Crotty and Snyder were components of the $1.5 billion "Spirit of Notre Dame" capital campaign, the largest such endeavor in the history of Catholic higher education. Alumni Stadium officially was dedicated on April 24, 2010, almost exactly two years to the day after ground was broken on the facility. Among those present were lead benefactors Crotty and Snyder and their families, along with members of the Notre Dame administration including University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University Executive Vice-President John Affleck-Graves and Vice President and Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick, as well as coaches and players from both the Fighting Irish women's and men's soccer teams.

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August 25
7:30 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)

Big Ten Network
August 26
5:00 PM
Indiana vs. New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 26
7:30 PM
UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
August 26
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Tournament Central
Watch ESPN
August 27
12:30 PM
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Tournament Central
Watch ESPN
August 27
7:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Tournament Central
Watch ESPN
August 28
11:30 AM
Indiana vs. UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 28
2:00 PM
New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
August 28
5:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 2
5:00 PM
Stanford
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Illinois State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
12:30 PM
Howard
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
7:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
All Day
Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge
Notre Dame, Indiana (Warren Golf Course)
September 4
6:30 PM
Texas
Austin, Texas

ABC
September 4
12:30 PM
California
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 4
5:00 PM
Missouri
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 4
5:30 PM
Crusader Open
Valparaiso, Ind. (Sunset Hills Farm)
September 9
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 9
10:30 PM
Santa Clara
San Jose, Calif. (Buck Shaw Stadium)
September 9
4:00 PM
Stony Brook
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
3:30 PM
Nevada
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
September 10
11:00 AM
San Diego State
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
7:00 PM
Rhode Island
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 11
2:00 PM
Stanford
Stanford, Calif. (Cagan Stadium)
September 12
All Day
U. of San Francisco Olympic Club Intercollegiate
San Francisco, California (Olympic Club)
September 13
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 13
All Day
U. of San Francisco Olympic Club Intercollegiate
San Francisco, California (Olympic Club)
September 16
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)
September 16
11:30 AM
Maryland Eastern Shore
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 16
3:30 PM
National Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (ND Golf Course)
September 16
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 17
7:30 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
September 17
1:00 PM
DePaul
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 18
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (SU Soccer Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Soccer Field)
September 23
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 23
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 23
All Day
Georgia State Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Arizona (Mirabel Golf Club)
September 24
3:30 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
September 24
All Day
U. of Oklahoma Schooner Fall Classic
Norman, Oklahoma (Belmar Golf Club)
September 24
All Day
Georgia State Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Arizona (Mirabel Golf Club)
September 25
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 25
11:30 AM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
September 25
All Day
U. of Oklahoma Schooner Fall Classic
Norman, Oklahoma (Belmar Golf Club)
September 25
All Day
Georgia State Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Arizona (Mirabel Golf Club)
September 26
All Day
U. of Oklahoma Schooner Fall Classic
Norman, Oklahoma (Belmar Golf Club)

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