Cobb Stadium serves as the home to the University of Miami's women's soccer and men's and women's track and field programs.
Cobb features a full size soccer playing field centered inside an eight-lane rubber track. In addition, a 500-seat stadium grandstand stands at midfield for optimal viewing. Leading to and from the seating area is two ramped walkways to maximize convenience for all Hurricane patrons. Four massive light banks surround the field to make dusk or night games a reality in Coral Gables.
"Having a facility like Cobb Stadium is a tremendous boost to our program," said women's track and field head coach Amy Deem.
Located adjacent to the Hecht Athletic Center, the facility is named after the Ambassador and Mrs. Charles E. Cobb. The Cobb family donated the leadership gift for the reconstruction and expansion of the University track and the construction of the new soccer field. Ground was broken for Cobb Stadium on April 21, 1998 with its completion occurring during the fall.
Ambassador Cobb was captain of the Stanford University track team and a member of the 1960 United States Olympic team as a high-hurdler. He has been a member of the University Of Miami Board Of Trustees and its Executive Committee for over 20 years and is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
In addition to providing a first-class facility for the Hurricane women's soccer and track and field programs, the stadium is available to host soccer and track and field events for school and youth groups.
Cobb Stadium Facts:
|Groundbreaking||...||April 21, 1998|
|Dedication||...||March 31, 1999|
|Track Surface||...||Martin Surfacing|
|Infield Grass||...||Greg Norman 1|
|Field||...||Runs East to West|
|Lights||...||Musco lighting will provide light to the stadium and one of the Greentree football practice fields.|