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.
- 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
- 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.
- Capacity of 30,000, official sellout is 27,881
- Club Seats: 522 (individual, partially-covered chairback
- Loge Seats: 152 (open-air, but covered - 38 boxes, four seats
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Designed by HNTB and built under the management of Welty
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.