FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field


View the Women's Soccer Team and Locker Rooms
View the Men's Soccer Team and Locker Rooms

Dedicated on October 22, 1966, Lee R. Jackson Field is named for the former chairman of the University Board of Directors and retired president of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Captain of the 1910 football team, Jackson was also a three-year letterman.

The soccer facility is just one part of the Lee Jackson Field Complex, a 23-acre multi-purpose facility serving the University of Akron's intercollegiate programs (soccer, outdoor track and field, softball, baseball and football) as well as the entire University community.

Bordered by Exchange, Brown and Carroll Streets, Lee Jackson Field houses a running track, baseball diamond, softball venue.

In the summer of 2004, a 120-by-65 yard synthetic turf field was added and serves as the main practice venue for the UA football squad. The complex also includes a 50-by-60 natural grass surface which provides additional practice space for the team, in addition to the men's and women's soccer programs.

In 1988, the first phase of the soccer stadium was completed, which included a fence enclosure and the addition of lights, making it one of the first lit playing fields in the Mid-American Conference. In 1994, a fund-raising campaign netted more than $35,000 to upgrade the soccer facility.

Landscaping and the installation of a drainage system for the playing surface continue to make the complex one of the finest in the midwest.

In October of 2000, a new scoreboard was added, a gift from Caroline Pardee. Pardee was an alumnus, benefactor and long-time supporter of the University's academic community and athletics department. In the summer of 2005 new bleachers were added to the south end of the facility.

Directions to FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field

Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball and Softball

FROM THE NORTH - Take Interstate 77 South. Follow 77S to Route 8 North. Once on Route 8 North, take the Carroll St./Buchtel Ave. exit (first exit). At stoplight turn left. Proceed through two more stoplights. Parking is available at Rhodes Arena and surrounding locations; Lee Jackson Field is within walking distance traveling west on Carroll St.

FROM THE SOUTH - Take Interstate 77 North, follow signs for Route 8 North. Exit Route 8 at Carroll St./Buchtel Avenue and turn left at the stoplight onto Carroll St. Proceed through two more stoplights. Parking is available at Rhodes Arena and surrounding locations; Lee Jackson Field is within walking distance traveling west on Carroll St.

FROM THE EAST - Take Interstate 76 West to Route 8 North. Follow directions from the South.

FROM THE WEST - Take Interstate 76 East to Interstate 77 North. Follow directions from the South.





Men's Soccer Game


Men's Soccer Game - Fireworks


Cub Cadet Field - Player's Entrance