Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium
The new 1,320 seat Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium officially opened in the fall of 2006, for the beginning of the 2006 soccer season. The first regular season game played at the stadium was between the Holy Cross women and Providence on Aug. 25, 2006, while the official blessing and dedication was held on Sept. 8, 2006, prior to the men's game with St. Bonaventure. The stadium is located behind the Hart Center, and serves as the first-ever permanent home for Crusader soccer.
The surface of the field is natural grass, with spectator seating on both sides of the field. The stadium also has permanent lights, allowing both the men's and women's soccer teams to play home games at night for the first time in school history. Entrance to the stadiium is via the Greene Family Plaza. A successful fundraising campaign raised funds to support construction of the facility and indoor changing / meeting rooms for the men's and women's teams in the Hart Center.
The stadium is the first new playing facility on campus since the debut of the lighted artificial turf field and running track in 1988.
As the stadium is located adjacent to the turf field and track, spectator stands were built on both sides, accommodating fans at both facilities.