Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium Photo Gallery
The University of Delaware's newly named Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium (previously Delaware Mini-Stadium), located just east of the Delaware Stadium, includes a field for soccer and a quarter-mile all-weather track.
Thanks to the $1.5 million gift from the Grants - the largest single donation made by an individual or couple to be allocated in support of a UD Athletics facility project - the stadium underwent extensive renovations in the summer of 2014.
Improvements were made by increasing both the comfort-level and number of available seats by replacing the current bleachers with upgraded and extended spectator seating. The project expanded the stadium’s seating capacity to 1,400, including a number of handicapped-accessible seats.
To improve spectator sightlines and allow for storage underneath, the new bleachers were elevated. Other improvements included the installation of a new sound system and the construction of a tower platform for film and television crews, the latter to be built atop a new 48-foot, climate-controlled press box that is able to accommodate 24 people.
Prior upgrades were made to the facility in 2000, 2011, and in 2013, including the installation of a natural Bermuda grass playing surface, a drainage and irrigation system to maintain the new field and a new Benyon all-weather track. The venue is one of the premier natural fields in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The field is lighted by six poles with 92 fixtures. The lights were installed by Musco lighting of Iowa.
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