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Dedicated2005
Official Capacity1,000
Playing SurfaceNatural Grass
Field NameMike Bourger '44 Field
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In the summer of 2005, the soccer field at the Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex underwent extensive renovations and was dedicated as Mike Bourger '44 Field at Oaks stadium on Oct. 22, 2005. The previous playing surface was removed, smoothed and a new natural grass playing surface was installed. Other improvements included permanently installed bench shields, similar to those seen in international competition.

Other auxiliary improvements, such as the scoreboard, have helped make the soccer facility one of the best in the Patriot League. A press box, which allows for television, radio and online broadcasts and increased media coverage, has been added atop the home stands, and a permanent sound system is in place.

The field transformation was made possible by Jack Bourger '71 in honor of his father, Mike, who was the captain of the 1946 men's soccer team, and Dr. Wilbur Oaks '51, a long-time benefactor of the College and the soccer programs.

The soccer field, which is located three miles northwest of campus, is part of an 80-acre facility that also contains playing surfaces for the majority of Lafayette's outdoor sports. The soccer venue, which has permanent seating for 1000 and can be expanded by 500 with temporary bleachers, has hosted a number of NCAA, Patriot League and ECAC championship contests. Metzgar Fields played host to the 1996, 1998 and 2000 Patriot League men's soccer championships as well as three rounds of the 1995 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship.

Lafayette Athletics, as a partner in the mission of the College, provides an incredibly effective learning experience for student-athletes through competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Lafayette sponsors 23 varsity sports with more than 600 student-athletes.

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