Morse Field at Alfond Sports Stadium, a facility made possible by the generous donation of Harold Alfond, and Phillip and Susan (Keene) Morse, opened in grand fashion on Sept. 12, 1998. [9] Maine Road was originally known as Dog Kennel Lane but renamed Maine Road (after the Maine law) during the 1870s at the insistence of the Temperance movement[10] which owned land on Dog Kennel Lane and the local authority accepted its request. Memorial Stadium is a 5,200 seat multi-purpose outdoor stadium in Portland, Maine. The first European match at the ground saw United thrash Belgian champions RSC Anderlecht 10–0 in the preliminary round, a competition record which lasted for 17 years. [18] Maine Road was also used by Manchester United to host three of their four home games in the 1956–57 European Cup, until Old Trafford was equipped with floodlights as required by UEFA. [17] The highest attendance for a league game at Maine Road occurred during this period, when 83,260 people watched Manchester United play Arsenal on 17 January 1948. Maine Road hosted Manchester United's first three home games of the 1956–57 European Cup, as Old Trafford didn't have floodlights installed and so wasn't deemed suitable to host matches in the tournament. [1] This renovation was the first of many, as Maine Road's layout and capacity was varied throughout its lifespan. The stadium was the site of the 2000 commencement ceremony, Maine's first outdoor graduation since 1994. The move to a larger stadium at Maine Road was backed by then manager Ernest Mangnall. Morse Field is named for Phillip and Susan Morse, Class of 1964, who contributed $2.15 million for the playing surface, lights and scoreboard. [16] Further changes were planned, but suspended when Manchester City were relegated from Division One in 1938, and abandoned when World War II broke out.[1]. 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[20] The next major redevelopment came in the 1970s, with the construction of the North Stand, a cantilevered stand which remained in place until the closure of Maine Road. [43]. Its place was taken by the all-seater Umbro Stand that also incorporated executive boxes, and was opened in March 1993. The club, who currently play in the North West Counties Football League Division One, was founded by a group of Manchester City supporters in 1955. The stadium features a field turf playing surface and a rubberized track. [31] However, none of the proposals came to fruition and some past City players stated their dismay at the stadium not being renovated for mixed-use sport stadium. [35] The press and luxury box levels, standing approximately 90 feet off the ground, provide both a great view of the contests and the entire athletic complex. However, the width was changed several times by managers wishing to alter the pitch size to suit their style of play. There were plans for further expansion at Maine Road to take the capacity to an all-seated 45,000, but these were abandoned in favour of a move to the City of Manchester Stadium built for the Commonwealth Games in 2002. The football opener also featured pre-game and halftime dedication ceremonies and a fireworks display after the game. The official Football page for the University of Maine Black Bears There are also operations, coaches and statistician booths. The total attendance number broke the previous mark of 36,211 set in 2013; a six-game season. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. It takes its name from the street it was built on which also had a remarkable history. 8 Richmond . Maine Road was a large football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England. These features make it stand out in football … The facility, constructed and designed mostly by in-state companies was paid for entirely by private donations totaling $6.1 million. Maine Road also gives its name to a non-league football club, Maine Road F.C. The era of standing accommodation at Maine Road came to an end in May 1994 as the stadium became all-seater to comply with the requirements of the Taylor Report, with the demolition of the Kippax Street Terrace, which unusually for an all-standing area was located at the side of the pitch instead of behind the goals. The name reverted to the Platt Lane Stand in the late 1990s. Changes at the Platt Lane end took place in 1935, extending the terracing and providing a roof for the full stand. The 1980s saw ambitious plans for improvements: however, these plans were shelved due to financial pressures after the Main Stand roof had been replaced at a cost of £1 million. The new surface began installation in June and will be in place for Maine's 2008 home opener versus Stony Brook on Sept. 13. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. This curse was allegedly removed on 28 December 1998. The Black Bears set individual season attendance, average game attendance and single-game attendance records in 2016 under first-year head coach Joe Harasymiak. Each box is similar to the boxes in Alfond Arena, featuring theatre seating and cable TV access. The new stand was an impressive modern facility, but it also emphasised the haphazard nature in which the ground had been redeveloped, as all four sides were of differing heights and construction styles. [8], A 16.25 acre former brickworks on Maine Road was purchased for £5,500. The stadium is one of several structures that make up the Poliesportivo Ayrton Senna Complex, which also includes the Nilson … There is also a men's and women's restroom at the luxury box level. [15] A decision was taken to close the turnstiles with an attendance at approximately 85,000, 3000 short of what was thought to be the maximum capacity. The boxes also have sliding glass doors to allow air circulation and "pad sound." Maine Road holds the record for the highest attendance for a club in their normal home stadium in English club football, set in 1934 at an FA Cup sixth round match between Manchester City and Stoke City. The final competitive match before the closure of the stadium took place on 11 May 2003 with a Premiership match against Southampton. Football club. A City director, John Ayrton, resigned from the board later in the decade and helped to form a breakaway club, Manchester Central F.C., which played at Belle Vue. The Maine Road match was between Manchester City and Stoke City in front of 84,569 fans in the sixth round of the FA Cup on 3 March 1934. The grandstand, which increases the capacity of the stadium to 10,000, was made possible by a $3.1 million dollar donation from Harold Alfond. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. The first match at Maine Road took place on 25 August 1923 when 58,159 fans watched the home side beat Sheffield United 2–1. Architecturally, it was constructed with four steep one-tier stands and open corners with a view of the city and the surrounding nature. The single-game attendance mark bested the previous record crowd of 10,048 from a 2004 home date with Northern Colorado. A total of 39,686 fans came through the gates to watch the Black Bears compete during their five home games. Forty-five days later, the player died on 26 June from an undetected heart condition while representing the Cameroon national football team during the 2003 Confederations Cup. The official 2020 Football Roster for the University of Maine Black Bears to leave their Hyde Road ground, which did not have room for expansion and its main stand had been severely damaged by fire in 1920. Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. The new surface replaces the AstroTurf surface, which had been in place since the stadium's opening in 1998. [39] It hosted the 1984 Football League Cup final replay, which Liverpool won 1–0 against Everton. The 2007 campaign was also a special year as it marked the 10th anniversary since construction of the stadium was completed and varsity athletic events were held on it. [2] The initial layout of the ground consisted of one covered stand with a seating capacity of 10,000, and uncovered terracing on the other three sides, with gentle curves connecting the corners.[13]. Ein bis heute bestehender Zuschauerrekord im englischen Vereinsfußball wurde 1934 erzielt, als 84.569 Zuschauer das FA-Cupspiel zwischen Stoke City und Manchester City sahen. Morse Field at Harold Alfond Sports Stadium got a makeover during the summer of 2008 as new, state-of-the-art FieldTurf was installed. The molded chairs are mostly blue with some white seats forming a large letter "M". It was home to Manchester City F.C. FSV Mainz 05 (under the name Coface Arena). [27] The two penalty spots and the centre spot were thought to be the most desired mementos, but all three had been cut out from the grass before the auction took place. 17 UAlbany by a score of 20-16. "Our student-athletes will benefit the most from this and we are all grateful for the gift.". In 2004, an average of 6,746 fans watched the Black Bears play in five home games. [12] However, the Gypsy curse is likely to be an urban myth, as such stories are endemic to a number of football league grounds. Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. However the club abandoned these plans as City were relegated from the Premier League in 1996 and from Division One two years later.[23]. The stadium was shared by Manchester United after the Second World War as Manchester United's Old Trafford ground had been damaged during the Manchester Blitz. In addition, a number of wartime internationals were held at the ground. Fitzpatrick Stadium is a 6,000 seat multi-purpose outdoor facility. A total of 10,048 fans came out to the 2016 homecoming game, a contest which saw Maine defeat No. Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. [14] The first changes to the ground took place in 1931, when the corner between the Main Stand and the Platt Lane end at the south of the ground was rebuilt to incorporate a roof. Bei seiner Eröffnung war es nach dem Londoner Wembley-Stadion das zweitgrößte Fußballstadion in England. In addition to hosting Deering High School sports it is the home stadium of the GPS Portland Phoenix, an amateur team in USL League Two. [11], During construction, the stadium was reputedly cursed by a Gypsy when officials evicted a Gypsy camp from the area. Maine Road hosted two England internationals, the first was a 3–0 defeat of Wales on 13 November 1946 and the second a 9–2 win over Northern Ireland on 16 November 1949, England's first ever World Cup qualifier. [25] City lost the match 1–0 with Michael Svensson scoring the stadium's last goal. All of the seats provide a clear unobstructed view of the field. [22] The revamp of the Kippax was the second phase of a five-part development plan that would have cost £40million[23] and increased the stadium's capacity to 45,024. Floodlights for the stadium were installed in 1953 and further development took place in 1957. On a clear day, one also enjoys a picturesque view of the Stillwater River and Mt. The University Development Office led a fundraising effort with key volunteer leaders to raise additional private monies for the project. Marine Football Club is an English football club based in Crosby, Merseyside. Maine's first football team was fielded in 1892. It hosted FA Cup semi-finals, Charity Shield matches, a League Cup final and England matches. [7], Many were disappointed when a site in south Manchester was chosen. It is located behind Deering High School in the suburban Deering Center neighborhood. The entrance to the elevator is also located in this area, providing handicap access to the mezzanine, luxury and press box areas. This is the record home attendance for a domestic match and the record home attendance at a club ground, as the 1913 FA Cup final is not considered a home match for either team. … It hosted FA Cup semi-finals, Charity Shield matches, a League Cup final and England matches. [5] To many City fans east Manchester was regarded as City's home and a move to Belle Vue seemed right. ID: AAA83D (RM) The Maine Place a development by Prospect Homes, built on the site of Maine Road Stadium, former home to Manchester City F.C. [18] It also hosted the rugby league match of the cross code challenge between Wigan Rugby League and Bath rugby union. It does not only serve as a venue for the Bundesliga matches of 1. The following season Manchester City moved to the City of Manchester Stadium in East Manchester, a mile from the city centre and near Ardwick where the club originally formed in 1880. In June 1961, the American Christian evangelist Billy Graham attracted over 100,000 people to the stadium, over the course of four nights, as part of his UK tour. The Maine Black Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Maine located in the U.S. state of Maine. A block "M" will be displayed at midfield. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. [4] In 1963, benches were installed at the Platt Lane end, meaning that Maine Road had more seats than any other English club ground of the time. Baron Named Maine Chapter of National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. The Black Bears set individual season attendance, average game attendance and single-game attendance records in 2016 under first-year head coach Joe Harasymiak. This figure is a national record for a league game. Black Bear Nation continues to fill the stands to cheer on the exciting University of Maine football team. The Daktronics scoreboard was donated by Phillip and Susan Morse. It formed part of an ancient route south of Manchester. [4], Two sites in Belle Vue, East Manchester were suggested, but neither was deemed sufficient. For long periods of its history Maine Road had the widest pitch in England. United paid City £5,000 per season, plus a share of gate receipts. The 2006 season was a special one for the stadium and the Black Bear football program, as the facility topped a quarter of a million fans (250,000) in attendance since the stadium opened in 1998. LIVE UPDATES: UMaine football team battles No. City's final goal at the stadium was scored on 21 April 2003 by Marc-Vivien Foé during a 3–0 victory over Sunderland. The scoreboard stands 32-feet, five-inches wide and 18-feet, five-inches tall. Maine Maritime Academy Football's Jim Bower, Dan Weamer, Wade Mondoux and Michael Burgess have been named to the Noontime Sports All-Decade (2010-2019) Maine D3 Football Team. ID: CMRCM1 (RM) aerial view of the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club and showing the nearby sports development. The team plays its home games at the 8,419 seat Alfond Stadium in Orono, … [38], It hosted many FA Cup semi-finals, the last being in April 1994 when Manchester United beat Oldham Athletic 4–1 in a replay. Black Bear Nation continues to fill the stands to cheer on the exciting University of Maine football team. Home to the Portland High School Bulldogs, "Fitzy" plays host to a variety of sporting events including a full schedule of high school, community, amateur, semi-pro teams, and the Maine Principals Association football, field hockey, and lacrosse championships. Marine. Katahdin. A crowd of 9,244 was on hand to watch the Black Bears' defeat New Hampshire, 52-28, in the inaugural game. Maine Road opened on the 25 th of August 1923 with a match between Manchester City and Sheffield United (2-1). In 1934, the second highest attendance at an English football game at a club ground was recorded at Maine Road. More recently, it was featured in the 2000 film There's Only One Jimmy Grimble[41] and the 2003 ITV drama The Second Coming, which starred Christopher Eccleston.[42]. The club, which was founded in 1894, is a member of both the Liverpool County and Lancashire County Football Associations, and currently plays in the Northern Premier League Division One North West. Maine Road's replacement, the City of Manchester Stadium has maintained this tradition of having a large pitch. Funds were also raised through brick purchases. The stadium has instilled pride and excitement throughout the university, particularly within the football and track & field programs that it supports. [28] The auction lasted for seven hours and 1,000 supporters attended the auction with interest from clubs such as Preston North End and Norwich City for the bigger lots which could be reused. The endzones will be navy blue with "Maine" being painted on in block lettering. But the site was just 8 acres (32,000 m2) and an available lease of 50 years was deemed too short by the club,[6] so it was decided that City would move to Moss Side. Maine Road holds the record for the highest attendance for a club in their normal home stadium in English club football, set in 1934 at an FA Cup sixth round match between Manchester City and Stoke City. Maine Road was also the venue for a number of rugby league matches, hosting the Rugby Football League Championship Final eleven times between 1938 and 1956. For the football club, see. It marked the second gift made by the couple in the last 11 years, as they also donated $2.15 million for the playing surface in 1997. By Manchester City's last season at Maine Road in 2002–03, it was an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 35,150 and of haphazard design with stands of varying heights due to the ground being renovated several times over its 80-year history. By 1990, some areas of the ground were becoming outdated, and there was the need for the stadium to become all-seater following the outcome of the Taylor Report in January that year, and the Platt Lane stand was demolished in 1992. There were further plans for expansion which would have taken the stadium's capacity to 45,000, but these were put on hold following City's relegation from the Premier League in 1996. [20] Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, the Kippax became the part of the ground where the club's most vociferous fans congregated. [44] The club previously based its headquarters at the social club adjoining Maine Road. Morse Field at Harold Alfond Sports Stadium - Football, UMaine Sports Hall of Fame Nomination Form, video platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. The final match was followed by performances by musical acts Badly Drawn Boy and Doves. This was prompted by the hosting of two FA Cup semi-finals in successive years,[19] the side facing the Main Stand (which until that time was generally known as the Popular Side) was redeveloped and named the Kippax Stand after a nearby street. bangordailynews.com ORONO, Maine — Keep checking here throughout the afternoon for live updates from the University of Maine’s Colonial Athletic Association football game against eighth-ranked Richmond at Alfond Stadium. The final match with standing permitted took place on 30 April 1994,[21] against Chelsea for a 2–2 draw. Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. While most of the seating is bench style, there are also a number of molded chairback seats available to preferred donors and season-ticket holders. For 18 seasons, Morse Field at Alfond Sports Stadium has served as one of the finest football facilities in the Northeast. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. Immediately prior to demolition the capacity of the Kippax terrace was 18,300. A distinctive, red and striking beauty, the OPEL ARENA was built in 2011 as the new stadium of 1. [40], The stadium was used for several scenes in the 1948 motion picture Cup-tie Honeymoon. [19] A three-tier stand was built in its place, holding nearly 14,000 spectators, and on its completion in October 1995 it was the tallest stand in the country, built at a cost of £16million, four times the turnover of the club according to then-chairman Francis Lee. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. Tickets were sold upwards of £250[24] and a crowd of 34,957, about 100 off maximum capacity filled Maine Road for the final day. Opposite those booths on the pressbox level are a restroom, elevator entry, media workroom, small kitchen and storage areas. The new surface was installed by Northeast FieldTurf Hue Inc., which is owned by former Black Bear football great John Huard (Class of '67). Under the grandstand are concrete structures that serve as men's and women's restrooms (more than double previous capacities), a ticket office and concession stands. The new surface was made possible by the generous donation of $1 million by Phillip and Susan Morse (Class of '64). The most high-profile concert held at Maine Road was that of Mancunian band Oasis (themselves avowed Manchester City fans) in April 1996, a performance which was later released as a video, ...There and Then. Maine Road was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England, that was home to Manchester City F.C. The stadium hosted its first ever NCAA playoff game when the Black Bears faced New Hampshire in the second round of the FCS Playoffs on Dec. 7, 2013. "The University of Maine football program can't thank Phil and Susan Morse, and John Huard enough for their help on this project," head coach Jack Cosgrove said. For 18 seasons, Morse Field at Alfond Sports Stadium has served as one of the finest football facilities in the Northeast. [15] Queues formed four hours before the match, and one journalist stated that Maine Road was packed two hours before kick-off. The board also has two trivision advertising panels on the bottom. The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, David Cassidy, Dire Straits, Faith No More, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N' Roses, Jean Michel Jarre, The New Power Generation, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Prince, Queen, Soundgarden, The Rolling Stones, Simple Minds and Mavis Staples, among others. [32] Demolition began in late 2003,[33] lasting around 10 months. All boxes provide a great view of the field. The back of the scoreboard, the portion facing campus, features a 20-foot, four-inch by three-feet, nine-inch message center which promotes upcoming campus and athletic events. The stadium could hold about 85,000 spectators at that time, which made it the largest stadium in England after Wembley Stadium. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. The lower level has eight luxury boxes, and a University Administration box. The panels rotate at timed intervals. [15] The match was won 1–0 by Manchester City. from 1923 to 2003. The first was the 1913 FA Cup Final, hosted by Crystal Palace with a crowd of 121,919. The street was first known as Dog Kennel Lane. Plans to build Maine Road were first announced in May 1922, following a decision by Manchester City F.C. [34], Two years later the go-ahead was given for a new housing development to take part on the site, consisting of 474 homes. The official 2019 Football schedule for the University of Maine Black Bears Maine Keeps Outside Playoff Chances Alive With Win Over #8 Richmond. [15] Supporters witnessed a visiting Stoke team which included Stanley Matthews and City's team boasted players Frank Swift, Fred Tilson, Sam Cowan and Matt Busby. ( 116.5 x 78 yards ) in five home games wide and 18-feet, five-inches tall displayed the. 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