City Stadium (Richmond)

City Stadium is a sports stadium in Richmond, Virginia. It is owned by the City of Richmond and is located south of the Carytown district off the Downtown Expressway. The stadium was built in 1929 and seats approximately 22,000 people. It has been used by the Richmond Kickers of the United Soccer League since 1995.[2]

City Stadium
University of Richmond Stadium panoramic.jpg
Former namesCity Stadium (1929–1983)
University of Richmond Stadium (1983–2010)
Location3201 Maplewood Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23221
Public transitLocal Transit 4
OwnerCity of Richmond
SurfacePatriot Bermuda Grass
Broke ground1929
Construction cost$80,000
Richmond Spiders (NCAA) (1929–2009)
Richmond Rebels (ACFL/ConFL) (1964–1967)
Richmond Mustangs (UAFL) (1967)
Richmond Kickers (USL1) (1995–present)
Richmond Kickers Future (PDL) (2002–2008)
Richmond Kickers Destiny (WL) (2004–2009)

The stadium was used by the University of Richmond for American football from 1929 to 2009. The University of Richmond's final home football game at the stadium was played on December 5, 2009 against Appalachian State University in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

From 1964 through 1967, the stadium was home to the Richmond Rebels of the Atlantic Coast Football League and the Continental Football League. The Rebels left the Continental Football League in 1967 to become the Richmond Mustangs of the United American Football League.[3][4]

University of Richmond Stadium served as the site of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship from 1995 to 1998. The venue broke an attendance record when 21,319[5] visited the semifinals of the 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament, with matches between the Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils, and the Portland Pilots and Wisconsin Badgers. For a time in the mid-2000s, the stadium also hosted Virginia's high school football state championship games.

Tobacco Bowl football game in 1949


The stadium was known as City Stadium until 1983, when it adopted the name University of Richmond Stadium or UR Stadium as part of an agreement, in which the University of Richmond agreed to lease the stadium for $1 per year in exchange for maintaining the facility. The facility's name reverted to City Stadium in 2010 when the University of Richmond ended its tenancy and moved its football games to its new on-campus E. Claiborne Robins Stadium.[6]

International Soccer MatchesEdit

Date Competition Team Res Team Crowd
10 Nov 1996 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (CONCACAF)   United States 2-0   Trinidad and Tobago 19,312
08 Jun 2003 Friendly   United States 2-1   New Zealand 9,116


  1. ^[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ City Stadium - Richmond Kickers Stadium Journey
  3. ^ "INNOVATION AND LOST OPPORTUNITIES ABOUNDED". CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOOSTER CLUB. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. ^ Fulp, Jack (18 October 1967). "Mustangs to visit area...". The Progress Index.
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  6. ^ Rename game: Facility is again City Stadium after being UR Stadium[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 37°32′59″N 77°29′12″W / 37.549697°N 77.486781°W / 37.549697; -77.486781

Preceded by
Richardson Stadium
Host of the College Cup
Succeeded by
Ericsson Stadium