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Sports Backers Stadium

In just over 10 years of existence, VCU's SportsBackers Stadium has already hosted more prestigious events than some facilities do in a lifetime.

In addition to serving as the home facility for VCU men's and women's soccer and track & field teams, the facility has played host to the USA Track & Field Junior National Championships, the CAA Track & Field Championships, four NCAA tournament soccer games and the Virginia High School Track & Field Championships.

The facility officially opened on Wednesday, August 25, 1999 with construction of skyboxes, a two-tier press box and offices completed in the Spring of 2001.

On the south side of the facility is a dual purpose building with a oversized storage shed on one side and a training room for VCU's elite athletic training staff on the other.

The facility also houses a bevy of restrooms, two concession stands and three locker rooms.

For Soccer:

With over 3,000 quality seats available, SportsBackers can quickly turn into an elite soccer environment, just ask anyone who watched the Rams battle Virginia Tech in the 2004 NCAA Quarterfinals when fans were being turned away due to capacity being reached.

The two-tier press box and luxury skybox provides plenty of space and amenities to host some of the nation's top events. It also has a host of restrooms, three locker rooms and a storage facility.


Directions
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To Sports Backers Stadium
 
Address: 100 Avenue of Champions, Richmond, VA 23230


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To Monroe Park Campus
 
Address: 1111 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220


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Directions to Sports Backers Stadium

Arriving from I-95 SOUTH and I-64 EAST

  1. Take Exit #78 Boulevard
  2. Make a right onto Boulevard
  3. Immediately after the second spotlight, make a left onto Avenue of Champions
  4. VCU Sports Backers Stadium is on your left

Arriving from I-95 NORTH and I-64 WEST

  1. Take Exit #78 Boulevard
  2. Take a right at the first traffic light onto Robin Hood Rd
  3. Take a left at the first traffic light onto Boulevard
  4. Immediately after the second stoplight, make a left onto Avenue of Champions
  5. VCU Sports Backers Stadium is on your left.

Directions to Monroe Park Campus

Arriving from the East by Interstate 64 West - coming from Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, etc.

  1. Take Exit 190 for Fifth Street and Downtown/Coliseum.
  2. Turn right at the eighth traffic light, onto West Main Street.
  3. Follow West Main Street for 11 blocks to Belvidere Street (turn right).
  4. Go three blocks to West Broad Street (turn left).
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the North by Interstate 95 South - coming from Washington, Fredericksburg, Kings Dominion, etc.

  1. Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  2. Turn left onto West Leigh Street.
  3. Turn right onto Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right onto West Broad Street.
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the South by Interstate 95 North - coming from Petersburg, North Carolina, etc.

  1. Take Exit 74A onto Downtown Expressway, I-195 (The exit ramp is actually on the James River Bridge).
  2. Drive 1/2 mile, take exit for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  3. Drive two blocks along Canal Street to North Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right on North Belvidere Street.
  5. Go three blocks to West Broad Street (turn left).
  6. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the West by Interstate 64 East - coming from Charlottesville, etc.

  1. Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  2. Turn left onto West Leigh Street.
  3. Turn right onto Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right onto West Broad Street.
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.