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Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium
Foster stadium
Alumni Memorial Field

Location

Lexington, Virginia

Opened

1962

Renovated

2006

Owner/Operator

Virginia Military Institute

Surface

Bermuda Grass

Capacity

10,000

Tenants

VMI Football
VMI Lacrosse

Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Lexington, Virginia, and home to the VMI Keydets football and lacrosse teams. It was built in 1962.

HistoryEdit

Alumni Memorial was built in 1962 at a cost of around $250,000 allocated by the General Assembly of Virginia and the VMI Alumni Association. In 2006, the stadium went under many improvements.

A jumbotron and a new scoreboard replaced the old one, and new concourses, restrooms, and locker rooms were built. It was also renamed "Foster Stadium" in thanks to the doner of the money, P. Wesley Foster, Jr.

There are traditions before every VMI home game. The Corps of Cadets march from their barracks with the regimental band playing "Shenandoah" as they walk onto the field. A cannon nicknamed "Little John" fires at the start and end of the game, along with every VMI score. When that happens, the cadets run onto the track on the scoreboard side of the field and do a push up for every point VMI has now earned.

FeaturesEdit

The renovation process in 2006 gave Foster Stadium new ticket booths, concourses, concessions, restrooms, and locker rooms for the players. The field is Bermuda Grass, and stands 173 feet high with 54 rows, fitting 10,000 spectators.

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