Joseph J. Morrone Stadium (Hillside Road, Storrs campus)
Joseph J. Morrone Stadium, with its seating capacity of 5,100 and a natural grass-playing surface, is one of the finest college facilities in the nation. The natural grass-playing surface measures 75 by 120 yards.
Fans have flocked to Storrs in record numbers to watch a perennial national contender for over a decade. Since 1999, the UConn men's program has ranked in the top-five in attendance every year, including leading the nation in average or overall attendance in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
2007 and 2011 saw over 50,000 fans cheer on the Huskies. Both teams would advance to and host the NCAA Quarterfinals in Storrs.
In 1994, Soccer America magazine voted the former Connecticut Soccer Stadium one of the TOP FIVE "Best Soccer Atmospheres" in the nation, with its large, vocal crowds, and bleacher seating which completely surrounds the playing field.
Most recently in 2011, Morrone Stadium was named the FIFTH-BEST venue to watch soccer in the NCAA.
Morrone Stadium has undergone major aesthetical improvements over the past few years. This new-look facility has been funded by both state monies and by private contributions through the UConn Friends of Soccer support organization.
These enhancements include: new aluminum bleachers; banners and retired numbers atop the press box and along the fence line; replacement of the natural grass surface, with new grass and an irrigation and automatic watering system installed; and one of the top press boxes in the country, with accommodations for over 20 media outlets.
The fully enclosed and heated aluminum-sided press box measures 120 feet. It includes a 60-foot midsection for working media, rooms for television and home and visiting radio, an enclosed upper camera deck, and special hospitality areas for guests.
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