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Bearcat Stadium East TIcketbooth
Athletics

Built

1996

Sq. Ft.

2,297

About

The home of Bearcat football, the stadium offers permanent seating for 6,200 fans and a total capacity of 7,500. The playing surface is known as Mel Tjeerdsma Field, and the track that encircles the field is called Herschel Neil Track.

Opened in 1917, it is the longest-running continuous site for football in all of NCAA Division II. The stadium underwent extensive renovations between 2000 and 2003, and in 2004 its name was changed from Rickenbrode Stadium. In 2007, the natural playing surface was changed to turf and lights were added. (For more information about the facility, click here.)