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The George Finnie Stadium

 

 

The George Finnie Stadium and Tressel Field is the home to Yellow Jacket football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. It was a generous gift to the University by the late philanthropist George Finnie.

The George Finnie Stadium was built in 1971 and has a capacity of 7,800. It was the first turfed surface utilized for football in the State of Ohio and one of the first in the United States. The Finnie Stadium playing field was dedicated as Tressel Field as part of donation by the Tressel Family in the summer of 2008.

During the summer of 2018, the Tressel Field playing surface was upgraded with a new state-of-the-art AstroTurf surface and with a safety pad to reduce concussions.

In August of 2016, the construction of a new video scoreboard, which is one of the largest in all of NCAA Division III, was completed.  The video scoreboard measures 21 feet and 11 inches high by 36 feet wide.   The video area measures 10’11” high and 36’ wide and can be divided into five separate zones.

Also a part of the Tressel Family donation, the track surface was updated and was the same surface that was utilized during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At that time, the track surace was just one of three like surfaces in the world.

Finnie Stadium has hosted three NCAA Division III national championship track meets, numerous NCAA and Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoff games as well as being the home field to Berea-Midpark High School. The Ohio Sports Festival/Ohio State Games have also used Finnie as both a regional and state championship site.

Finnie Stadium is located at 100 E. Bagley Road next to Berea-Midpark High School and acrosse the street from the Lou Higgins Center.

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This was last updated by KR on October 17, 2018