Facilities - Athletics Buildings and Fields
Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium (Men's Lacrosse)
• Alexander F. "Alex" Smith Locker Room
Delaware Stadium (Tubby Raymond Field), one of the finest football facilities in the country at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, is also home to the University of Delaware men's and women's lacrosse squads.
Beginning with the 2010 season, the Blue Hen men's lacrosse team played all of its home games in the 22,000-seat stadium, giving Delaware the largest playing facility for lacrosse in the Colonial Athletic Association and among the largest in the nation.
During their inaugural season in Delaware Stadium, the Blue Hen men's lacrosse team posted a home record of 5-2, including a 15-12 victory over Drexel in the CAA semifinals. That victory propelled Delaware on to the CAA title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last six years.
Built in 1952, Delaware Stadium featured a grass surface until February, 2010 when an artificial FieldTurf surface was installed by Clark Companies of New Delhi, N.Y., one of the nation’s leaders in turf installation.
"Our coaching staff is extremely excited about the turfing of Delaware Stadium and the opportunity to play our games in this venue," said Delaware men's lacrosse head coach Bob Shillinglaw. "The athletic department wants our games to be an 'event' and with the use of the videoboard for replays, etc. this will be an exciting showcase for UD students, supporters and the overall lacrosse community. This will be a tremendous boost to our recruiting efforts and a tremendous plus for our program since similar CAA programs like Hostra and Towson are playing their games in their stadiums. The administration has also expressed interest in putting a bid to host the 2011 and 2012 NCAA quarterfinals. Hosting events like this will give our program and UD additional exposure."
A new 40 x 34-foot scoreboard, including a 40 x 16 video screen, was installed prior to the 2008 football season and is located at the North end of Delaware Stadium. Live video play-by-play action, replays, and features are shown throughout football, men's lacrosse, and women's lacrosse games.
Although the 2010 season marked the first year that the UD men's lacrosse played all its games at Delaware Stadium, the Blue Hen had competed periodically in the facility, playing 13 times prior to 2010.
Delaware Stadium's outstanding facilities earned its selection as the host site for the 1984 and 1986 Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship games and for two NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament first round games in May, 2002.
Delaware Stadium was erected in 1952 and enlarged prior to the 1964, 1970, 1972 and the 1975 seasons. The 22,000-seat stadium is the largest in the CAA and one of the largest in the nation at the FCS level.
The stadium received a new look prior to the 2000 season as eight poles of permanent broadcast-quality lights were installed by Musco Lighting. In addition, the South End Zone bleachers were replaced. Blue Hen teams enter Delaware Stadium from a brick runway underneath the stands directly behind the goalposts on gameday.
The Bob Carpenter Center, named in honor of UD’s longtime trustee and supporter, is adjacent to Delaware Stadium and houses the Blue Hen football and basketball programs as well as offices, the Chuck Hall Memorial Weight Room, athletic training facilities, and a VIP center with a view to Delaware Stadium for football and lacrosse games.
The Nelson athletic complex is named in honor of David M. Nelson, Delaware’s longtime football coach, athletic director, and dean who passed away in 1992.
The University of Delaware athletic complex also includes 360-by-180-foot Delaware Field House, eight athletic fields - including 2,000-seat Bob Hannah Stadium, the Delaware Softball Field, the $4.5 million Ice Skating Science Development Center featuring two full-sized ice rinks, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Alexander F. "Alex" Smith Locker Room
Few players in the history of collegiate lacrosse have dominated their position as Alex Smith did as a faceoff specialist for the University of Delaware between 2004-07.
The University of Delaware honored Alex with the dedication of the Blue Hen team locker room in the Delaware Field House in his name on January 5, 2008.
The dedication was made possible thanks to the generous contributions of his parents, Dr. Frederick and Dr. Vanessa Smith. Also making major contributions to the project were Michael Axe, Brian & Judy Ball, Bancroft Construction, Mike & Vicki Biehl, Robert & Marie Jill Doelp, Chandler Eason, Donald Lowe, Jim & Arlene Lucas, David & Marion Metzbower, Thorpe & Margaret Moeckel, Don & Doris Smith, and Bob & Cece Waters.
A four-year standout, Alex capped his brilliant career in 2007 by leading the Blue Hens to their best season in school history as Delaware posted a record of 13-6, captured its first Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title, and advanced to the NCAA semifinals before falling to eventual national champion Johns Hopkins.
A three-time All-American and the 2007 CAA Player of the Year, Alex set numerous school, CAA, and NCAA records during his career.
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to Delaware Stadium
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I-95 South to Delaware exit 1-B, Route 896 north. Delaware Stadium is located on the right, after Routes 4/896 intersection and between the Bob Carpenter Center and the Delaware Field House.
I-95 North to Maryland Exit 109B, Route 279 north (also called Route 2). Proceed on this road which becomes Elkton Road into Newark. Turn right at the intersection of Routes 2 (279) and 4. Turn left at intersection of Routes 4/896. The Delaware Stadium is located on the right, between the Bob Carpenter Center and the Delaware Field House.