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Herndon Stadium

Alonzo Herndon Stadium
Herndon Stadium
Full name Alonzo Herndon Stadium
Capacity 15,011
Field size 68 yds wide x 110 yds long
Construction
Built 1948
Opened unknown
Tenants
Atlanta Beat (WUSA) (since 2001)
MBC Wolverines

Alonzo Herndon Stadium, named for United States. It is the only two-sided stadium in the Atlanta University Center. It is one block over from the locally known Herndon Home, and sits above the MARTA East-West rail line.

During the 1996 Summer Olympics, Herndon Stadium hosted field hockey. It was also used as the stand-in for the demolished Fairfield Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia during filming of the 2006 movie We Are Marshall.

The stadium was the home to the former Georgia Mustangs and the former Atlanta Beat women's soccer club of the defunct WUSA league.

As of October 2015, the stadium is in an extreme state of disrepair, having been heavily damaged by looters.

References

  • 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 542.
  • 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. p. 458.
  • Map of Morris Brown College including Herndon Stadium.



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