Iconic Western Football Stadium Has A New Name | Sports






Western TD Stadium, October 31, 2018.



The field formerly named TD Stadium will now be known as Western Alumni Stadium thanks to a donation of $ 1.4 million from the Western Alumni Association.

The donation will ensure that the new names of the stadium and lounge will be used for at least the next 10 years.

“We are truly grateful to our partners in the Western Alumni Association and their very generous donation of over $ 1 million to rename the stadium to Western Alumni Stadium,” wrote Western Sports and Recreation Director Christine Stapleton, in a statement to Gazette.

$ 1 million of the $ 1.4 million donated by the Alumni Association will be used to maintain the stadium grounds over the next 10 years, and the remaining $ 400,000 will go towards upgrading the revitalized Alumni Lounge .

The newly christened Western University stadium will also feature a new title for the old Labatt Lounge – Alumni Lounge.

“There are over 300,000 Western alumni and now they have a place they can call home,” Stapleton said.

The Western Mustangs football and field hockey teams will now be based at Western Alumni Stadium. The site is also slated to host the 2024 Ontario Summer Games.

Mustangs head football coach Greg Marshall is familiar with the facility and is excited about the new, state-of-the-art field.

“These improvements have been incredible and much needed. It’s really a testament to the investment the university has made in the program here at Western, ”Marshall said.

Last summer, Western made $ 5 million in upgrades to the stadium, including new artificial turf and a new purple track that surrounds the pitch.

The renovations to the new stadium were carried out primarily by the Mustangs football team during the first few months of the school year and the new changes were successful, according to Marshall.

“The players loved it and we are really excited about the new name for the stadium and how it represents the incredible alumni we have in our program and the campus community as a whole,” said Marshall.

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