InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field

 

Facility Rental Information – Summa Field (PDF)
Facility Rental Information – FirstMerit Foundation Club Level / Towpath Credit Union Press Level (PDF)

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field Facts:
Cost for just the Football Stadium Complex, including the Endzone Facility: $61.6 million.

Driving Directions

Football Parking Information
Seating Chart

Timeline:

  • August 1, 2007, The University of Akron's Board of Trustees approved the financing and construction plans for such a facility. Shortly after UA president Dr. Luis Proenza and other dignitaries held a press conference to celebrate the news.
  • Construction officially began on January 25, 2008 as old UA dorms were torn down and city streets were allowed to be closed.
  • After the demolition, February 18, 2008 was the start date of the excavation process.
  • The mood on The University of Akron campus was festive at the April 4, 2008 ceremonial ground-breaking.
  • October 21, 2008 was one of the last formal ceremonies in the history of the facility as University officials celebrated the "Topping Off Ceremony" indicating the top-most beam was placed on the top of the press tower.
  • First game was a 41-0 Akron victory over Morgan State on Sept. 12, 2009.

Amenities:

  • Capacity of 30,000, official sellout is 27,881
  • Club Seats: 522 (individual, partially-covered chairback seats).
  • Loge Seats: 152 (open-air, but covered - 38 boxes, four seats per box).
  • Suites: Total of 17 - 16 private suites with 16 seats per suite; one 52-seat "Presidential Suite" for the University.
  • Three elevators with an additional service elevator.
  • State-of-the-art video board with scoreboard and dynamic sound system. Also there are ribbon boards to compliment the main video board on both sides of the stadium.
  • Number of Rest Rooms: 21 (heated, ADA compliant, baby-changing stations) - 11 on the west side and 10 on the east side.
  • Number of Full-Service Concession Locations: 10 - 5 on each side with a food court area.
  • Number of Merchandise Locations: 2 - Full Team Shop on the west side and one merchandise location on the east side.
  • Number of Ticket/Will Call Locations: 3 - Full Ticket Office and auxiliary location on the west; 1 auxiliary location on the east.
  • Press Tower Levels:
  • Level 1: Concourse (rest rooms, concessions, souvenirs, tickets) and House of LaRose Lobby (elevator entrance).
  • Levels 2-4: up to 80,000 square feet of academic space to be used six days a week by the University and athletics. Levels 3 and 4 have already been programmed for the Sport Science and Wellness Education Department, which began conducting classes in January 2010.
  • Level 5: FirstMerit Foundation Club Level - Lobby/Hospitality Area for Loge Seats and Club Seats (also available to the general public for meetings, receptions, etc.).
  • Level 6: Suites.
  • Level 7: Towpath Credit Union Press Level.

North Endzone Facility:

  • First Floor (Field Level): FOOTBALL GAME DAY FACILITIES - team meeting/locker room for both the Zips and high schools, coaches meeting/locker room, press room, equipment room and rest room/shower area. SPORTS MEDICINE OPERATIONS - treatment/taping area, rehabilitation area, hydrotherapy room, examination/X-ray room, two offices and storage.
  • Second Floor: Locker rooms and team lounges for Akron's men's soccer, women's soccer, baseball and softball teams. Also houses a full-service laundry facility for the four sports programs.

Built By:

  • Designed by HNTB and built under the management of Welty Building Company.
  • Contractors:
    Kenmore Construction Co.  |  Martin Enterprises  | Parsons Concrete Contractors  | Mull Iron  | J. Goss Concrete  | Foti Contracting  | E.P.I. of Cleveland, Inc.  | Thomarios  | Cardinal Maintenance & Service Co.  | Marous Brothers Construction  | United Glass & Panel Systems, Inc.  | Messina Floor Coverings  | S. A. Comunale Co., Inc.  | Lake Erie Electric, Inc.  | E&D Specialty Stands, Inc.  | ProGrass, LLC  | Capturion Network, LLC  | Parsons Concrete Contractors  | DSV Builders, Inc.  |  Duer Construction  |  E.P.I. of Cleveland, Inc.  |  D & A Plumbing, Inc.  | Thompson Electric, Inc.