Traditions

Fisher Field

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        Erected in 1926, Fisher Field was named for Thomas Fisher, Lafayette College Class of 1888, who almost single-handedly raised the $445,000 needed for construction through fund raising efforts and a sizeable personal contribution.

        The first football game played in the 18,000-seat structure came on September 25, 1926, with a 35-0 Leopard victory over Muhlenberg College.

        Now entering its 72nd season, Fisher Field has been host to 343 Lafayette football games with the Leopards enjoying an overall record of 208 wins, 122 losses and 13 ties for a winning percentage of 62.5%. Of the previous 71 seasons, Lafayette has produced 12 undefeated home seasons with the most recent being the 1992 Patriot League champion Leopards that went a perfect 5-0 the first undefeated home season for Lafayette at Fisher Field since 1970. During the 1992 and 1993 seasons, Lafayette won 10 straight home games, tying the Fisher Field school record for consecutive wins first set by the 1926 and 1927 squads in the first 10 games ever played in the stadium.

        In 1973, during the construction of Allan P. Kirby Field House, more than 4,500 seats were removed from the north stands to make room for the structure. Presently, Fisher Field has a permanent seating capacity of 13,750 (12,000 in the south stands and 1,750 in the north). Many times, when Lafayette College is host for the Lafayette-Lehigh rivalry every other year, more than 3,500 temporary seats are erected to accommodate the sellout crowd of 17,000.

    DIRECTIONS:
    FROM THE WEST -- Exit Route 22 at the 4th Street Exit (the last exit in Pennsylvania). At the end of the exit ramp turn left at the traffic light onto Bushkill Street. Proceed straight approximately 100 yards to the next traffic light and turn left onto 3rd Street and pass under Route 22. Continue straight approximately 100 yards to the base of College Hill and bear right as 3rd Street becomes College Avenue. Proceed uphill on College Avenue approximately 200 yards and turn left onto McCartney Street. Continue on McCartney Street to the first stop sign. At this point turn left onto High Street. Proceed to the next stop sign and turn right onto Hamilton Street. Proceed downhill on Hamilton Street (Fisher Field and the A.P. Kirby Field House are on the left along the brick wall). Parking is on a "first-come, first-served" basis on College Hill.

    FROM THE EAST -- Exit Route 22 at the second exit (marked Lafayette College) after crossing the Delaware River from Phillipsburg, NJ. Proceed straight off the exit ramp approximately 200 yards and turn right onto 3rd Street at the traffic light. At this point refer to the eastbound directions beginning with "continue straight approximately 100 yards to the base of College Hill."

    FROM THE NORTH -- From Route 80 (east-west) take Route 33 South (exit 46A) approximately 25 miles. Exit Route 33 to Route 22 east. At this point refer to the beginning of the eastbound directions.

    FROM THE SOUTH -- From the Philadelphia area, take the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike northbound and exit off for Allentown/Lehigh Valley on Route 22 east. Proceed on Route 22 east for approximately 20 miles passing Allentown and Bethlehem. At this point refer to the beginning of the eastbound directions.

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