Originally built in 1969, Cougar Stadium is the home of five College of the Canyons intercollegiate teams (football, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s track and field) and played host to the 2008 and 2010 Men’s and Women’s Soccer State Championships. Originally installed in 2003, Cougar Stadium’s synthetic field turf and running track, which are also utilized by athletic teams from the William S. Hart Union High School District, were replaced for the second time in 2013. The field also got a face lift in summer 2009 with a new scoreboard that measures 22 feet high and a new sound system.
The largest athletic stadium in the Santa Clarita Valley underwent a renovation that resurfaced the running track and replaced the playing surface with a higher grade of artificial turf.
The process of removing the previous artificial turf, which was installed 10 years ago, was replaced with a state-of-the-art surface called FieldTurf Revolution, designed to provide an unparalleled level of player safety at a surface temperature up to 40 degrees cooler than traditional artificial turf.
The same type of artificial turf is utilized by Division I schools such as the University of Texas, University of Missouri and U.S. Naval Academy.
The stadium track also was completely resurfaced with a new 7-mm layer of rubber and granules before being restriped with official collegiate track and field markings. The pole vault/long jump/triple jump runways were completely resurfaced as well.
Additionally, new banks of lights were installed, allowing for greater lighting and visibility while simultaneously requiring less wattage.
Cougar Stadium has a seating capacity of 7,500 and a two-level press box which can accommodate coaches, press, a play-by-play team and television cameras.