Multi-Use Aggie Stadium
The Aggie football team will kickoff its 2006 season in a brand new, state-of-the-art multi-use stadium. This new facility will be the most advanced of its kind in the greater Sacramento Region, and will reflect UC Davis’ recent ascension to NCAA Division I and its stature as one of the top athletics programs in the the Big West conference and the Great West football conference.
The new multi-use stadium will be the crown jewel in UC Davis’ recently completed sports facilities, which now include the stunning Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), the Marya Welch Tennis Center, the Ted and Rand Schaal Aquatics Center -- the largest swimming facility in the UC system, and the James M. and Ann Dobbins Baseball Complex.
The stadium will host Division IAA football games, women’s lacrosse, and possibly Northern California sporting events such as high school football championship games and local, national and international soccer matches. The stadium will also help attract student-athletes and give them an opportunity to compete at the highest level while they earn a prestigious UC Davis degree.
In 1999, UC Davis students voted overwhelmingly to improve recreation and competitive facilities and increase student fees by passing the Facilities and Campus Enhancement (FACE) Initiative. Among other things, this Initiative provides partial funding for a new multi-use stadium. With support from Chancellor Larry N. Vanderhoef, the UC Regents approved in January 2005 both the design and the financing plans.
The new stadium will be constructed in a 27-acre area known as “The Triangle” located just east of LaRue Road and south of Hutchison Drive. It will be easily accessible from Highway 113 via the Hutchison exit. The stadium will create a new and attractive western entrance to the campus.
For additional information:
please call Mike Angius, Assistant Athletics Director, Development at 530-752-8683.