Hornet Stadium (Sacramento)

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Hornet Stadium
Location 6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819
Public transit University/65th St Station
Owner Sacramento State
Operator Sacramento State
Capacity 21,195
Surface FieldTurf (2010–present)
Grass (1969–2009)
Opened 1969
Tenants
Sacramento State Hornets (NCAA) (1969–present)
Sacramento Surge (WLAF) (1992)
Sacramento Gold Miners (CFL) (1993–1994)
Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL) (2010–2011)

Hornet Stadium is a 21,195-seat football stadium in Sacramento, California used by the American football team of the Sacramento State Hornets.[1] It is located at Sacramento State. It was completed in 1969. It is the home football stadium of the Sacramento State Hornets. It has also been the home stadium of the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF,[2] the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League,[3] and the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

Stadium improvements

1992

  • Temporary seating was installed at the end zones to increase capacity to 26,000 for the Sacramento Surge. These seats were removed in 1993 to accommodate for the larger CFL field.

1998

  • Permanent chairbacks were installed in Section 213 at the 50-yard line.

2000

  • The stadium underwent a $1 million improvement in preparation for the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials; An Olympic-sized track was installed surrounding the field as well as a practice track north of the stadium.[4]

2003

  • New scoreboard installed.

2007

  • New public entrances

2008

  • Broad Fieldhouse opened, which included new offices, locker rooms, athletic training room, weight room, and a VIP patio.

2010

  • Natural grass was replaced by FieldTurf Duraspine Pro.
  • "The Well" opened next to the north end zone which provided paved areas for concessions.
  • A Jumbotron was added below the scoreboard for Sacramento Mountain Lions' games.

Notable

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hornet Stadium". hornetsports.com. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Machine at Surge". The Sacramento Bee. April 4, 1992. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Sacramento Gold Miners' 1994 Season". Canadian Football League Database. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.usatf.org/statistics/champions/OlympicTrials/HistoryOfTheOlympicTrials.pdf The History of the Olympic Trials, published by USATF
  5. ^ "USA Track & Field - 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento". Usatf.org. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 

External links

  • Hornet Stadium site

Coordinates: 38°33′20.42″N 121°25′22.45″W / 38.5556722°N 121.4229028°W / 38.5556722; -121.4229028

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