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UC Davis Health Stadium is a 10,743-seat multi-purpose stadium on the University of California, Davis campus in unincorporated Yolo County, California. It opened on April 1, 2007 and is the home to the UC Davis Aggies football and women's lacrosse teams. It replaced Toomey Field. Plans call for the stadium to eventually be built out to 30,000 seats.[2] The field at UC Davis Health Stadium is named Jim Sochor Field, after their College Football Hall of Fame coach.

UC Davis Health Stadium
Aggie Stadium (Davis, California).jpg
LocationDavis, California 95616
Coordinates38°32′11.42″N 121°45′46″W / 38.5365056°N 121.76278°W / 38.5365056; -121.76278Coordinates: 38°32′11.42″N 121°45′46″W / 38.5365056°N 121.76278°W / 38.5365056; -121.76278
OwnerUniversity of California, Davis
OperatorUniversity of California, Davis
Capacity10,743 [1]
SurfaceShaw Sports Turf
Construction
Broke ground2005
Opened2007
Construction cost$30 million USD
ArchitectEllerbe Becket
Tenants
UC Davis Aggies football (NCAA) (2007–present)
UC Davis Aggies Women’s Lacrosse (NCAA) (2007–present)
FC Davis (NPSL) (2018)

HistoryEdit

The stadium was originally scheduled for completion in time for the 2006 football season, but due to owner requested changes the stadium did not open until 2007.[3]

In the first sporting event held in the new stadium, the UCD women's lacrosse team beat St. Mary's 17-5. Aggie sophomore Patrice Clark scored the first goal. The first football game at Aggie Stadium was held on September 1, 2007, against Western Washington. The Aggies lost 28-21.[4] Through the 2010 season, the Aggies have a record of 13 wins and 8 losses at Aggie Stadium.

As part of a partnership with the UC Davis Health System, announced at the Causeway Classic Luncheon on November 15, 2018[5], the facility was renamed UC Davis Health Stadium on August 1, 2019, for a period of 20 years. Along with this development, announced with plans for a 38,000 square foot student-athlete performance center and practice field, 16,000 square feet of the Bob Foster Team Center, located behind the north end zone, will be renovated.

FeaturesEdit

The Tavernetti Bell, also known as the "Victory Bell", greets fans entering Aggie Stadium. The bell is named after Thomas Tavernetti (1889–1934) and is rung once for every point scored after an Aggie victory. With the construction of Aggie Stadium, the bell followed from its previous location at the old site on Toomey field.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aggie Stadium to Be Dedicated Saturday". UC Davis site. Retrieved November 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "2007 Football Season at the New Aggie Stadium". UC Davis site. Archived from the original on 10 November 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "Farewell to Toomey". UC Davis site. Archived from the original on October 9, 2007. Retrieved July 14, 2007.
  4. ^ "Western Washington Vikings v. UC Davis Aggies Box Score, September 1, 2007". ESPN site. Retrieved November 17, 2007.
  5. ^ "UC Davis Athletics announces new student-athlete performance center and expanded partnership with UC Davis Health". Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Namesakes: Thomas Tavernetti". UC Davis site. Retrieved 30 October 2016.