Take a photo tour of Cougar Stadium.
Originally built in 1969, Cougar Stadium is the home of five College of the Canyons intercollegiate teams (football, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s track and field) and played host to the 2008 Men’s and Women’s Soccer State Championships and will host the same event in 2010. The field also got a face lift in summer 2009 with a new scoreboard that measures 22 feet high and a new sound system.
College of the Canyons replaced the natural grass surface in May of 2003 with FieldTurf synthetic grass. The synthetic turf, which is used by professional sports teams and universities all over the world, provides an easy-to-maintain playing surface that can increase the number of events that can be held on the field. The new synthetic turf also:
· Reduces field "down time" due to turf repair and/or replacement
· Provides a consistent, high-quality playing field
· Lowers field expenses for water, fertilizer, plant materials and maintenance
· Minimizes injuries by providing a flat, even, consistent surface that is neither too hard nor too soft, and provides proper traction
· Accommodates a wide range of activities including contact sports such as football and soccer
· Has a high degree of safety for all participants
· Stands up to constant usage for a minimum of 10-12 years without significant deterioration
· Remains smooth and uniform with a minimum of maintenance
New competition areas for track and field events were also installed, including the high jump, pole vault, discus and shot put events, among others. The track itself was resurfaced in December of 2003.
Additionally, new banks of lights were installed, allowing for greater lighting and visibility while simultaneously requiring less wattage.
Cougar Stadium has a seating capacity of 7,500 and a two-level press box which can accommodate coaches, press, a play-by-play team and television cameras.