A new look for an old friend – John Cistone Field and Green Street Stadium
Since Green Street Stadium was constructed in 1949, Cistone Field, with its natural grass surface, has survived unpredictable northeast Ohio weather and a multitude of school and community events — about 70 to 80 a year.
All stadium renovations were complete for our first home game of the 2005 football season. Updates to the turf and surrounding areas of the stadium were made in the summer of 2015. Here are some facts about our stadium:
- Capacity: 3,000
- Aluminum benches with closed risers (no more lost coats or seat cushions)
- The provider of the seating also supplied for the grand stands in the south end of Ohio Stadium at The Ohio State University
- Six 70-foot high, aluminum light poles (three poles per side)
- Light system provided by Musco, the largest provider of interscholastic lighting in the U.S.
- State of the art LED scoreboard display makes light bulbs a thing of the past.
- Wireless control scoreboard provided by Daktronics, one of the nation’s largest providers
- 8,400 square yards of synthetic turf
- Field dimensions: 120 yards x 70 yards
- Approximately 1,152 tufts (blades) per square inch
- Playing surface has an infiltration capacity of 62 inches of rainfall per hour
- A two-inch infill of recycled and treated ground rubber is “worked into” the playing surface for player safety
- Same surface installed for the Baltimore Ravens and is rated as one of the top six playing surfaces in the National Football League
Improved Usability And Durability
A durable synthetic surface allows STVM to hold more events throughout the year, without sacrificing field conditions and risking injury to participants. This includes:
- Regulation boys and girls soccer games and tournaments
- Band shows and other non-athletic high school events
- Boys and girls Lacrosse practices and games
- Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity football
- Track sprints and workouts
- Baseball and softball practices in the spring
- STVM summer physical education program involving more than 200 students
- Community sports activities
- Alumni and community events in the Pier Family Pavilion
Serving The Greater Akron Community
Akron Public School, area Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), and pee-wee teams will also be able to use the field for both football and soccer.