DAY 1 (Aug. 1): Football Gets New Practice Home
Azusa Pacific football plays its home games on the artificial turf at Citrus Stadium. Until this year, the Cougars practiced every day on the natural grass of Cougar Stadium.
However, this summer has brought a facelift to Azusa Pacific’s East Campus athletics and recreational facilities, giving the Cougar football program a brand-new synthetic turf practice field to stage practices when practices begin on Wednesday, August 8.
Made possible by a generous $1 million gift to the university by Rick and Robyn Dillon, the Dillon Recreation Complex replaces the popular and heavily-used area previously known as Adams Field. In addition to the synthetic turf field, which will also host Azusa Pacific’s thriving intramurals program, the facility also includes a full basketball court and two sand volleyball courts.
“The new field is a tangible asset that represents the first-class commitment that this school and athletic department have to serve the student-athletes,” Cougar head football coach Victor Santa Cruz said.
The Dillon Recreation Complex is one of several upgrades performed over the summer which have enhanced existing Cougar Athletics facilities. Check back daily to the Cougar Countdown blog for details on other upgrades, along with interesting news, photos, and other items of note to watch for in Cougar Athletics this year.