The George Finnie Stadium



The George Finnie Stadium and Tressel Field is the home to Yellow Jacket football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. It was a generous gift to the University by the late philanthropist George Finnie.

The George Finnie Stadium was built in 1971 and has a capacity of 7,800. It was the first turfed surface utilized for football in the State of Ohio and one of the first in the United States. The Finnie Stadium playing field was dedicated as Tressel Field as part of donation by the Tressel Family in the summer of 2008.

During the summer of 2018, the Tressel Field playing surface was upgraded with a new state-of-the-art AstroTurf surface and with a safety pad to reduce concussions.

In August of 2016, the construction of a new video scoreboard, which is one of the largest in all of NCAA Division III, was completed.  The video scoreboard measures 21 feet and 11 inches high by 36 feet wide.   The video area measures 10’11” high and 36’ wide and can be divided into five separate zones.

In the summer of 2020, the track was upgraded with a new state-of-the-art Mondo Super X 720 surface installed by Kiefer U.S.A.

Finnie Stadium has hosted three NCAA Division III national championship track meets, numerous NCAA and Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoff games as well as being the home field to Berea-Midpark High School. The Ohio Sports Festival/Ohio State Games have also used Finnie as both a regional and state championship site.

Finnie Stadium is located at 100 E. Bagley Road next to Berea-Midpark High School and acrosse the street from the Lou Higgins Center.

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This was last updated on July 29, 2020