Merrimack Stadium, opened in October 2017, is the College's first new athletic playing facility in over a decade since the opening of Martone-Mejail Field. It features a multipurpose field turf surface and eight-lane track that will become the new home to the Merrimack College field hockey, football, women's lacrosse, men's lacrosse and women's and men's track & field programs.
The new stadium capacity of over 3,500 patrons includes a mixture of chairback and bleacher-style seating on the press box side of the facility, in addition to a patio area that overlooks the field from the opposite side that provides additional seating and amenities.
Affixed atop the stadium is a press box, as well as luxury suites and coaches' suites. The complex includes a new sound system, as well as a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The facility also features an eight-lane, 400-meter track surrounding the field, with all field events being incorporated within the facility as well. Finally, the facility features an LED lighting system that allows teams to host games and practices throughout the day.
The completion of this project not only enhances the varsity sport student-athlete experience; the redevelopment of over 350,000 total square feet of land directly benefits club sport, intramural sport, recreational and community use, as well. Merrimack's student body size has risen by over 1,000 students over the past decade, and the possibility to host Commencement at the new stadium will now be an option to enhance the quality of one of the College's most memorable annual events.