The Davis Athletic Complex is the result of Phase II of Albion's campaign to improve its outdoor athletic facilities.
The complex includes Alumni Field, the competition facility for the men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, Champions Stadium at Frank Joranko Field for baseball and Dempsey Field for softball. All of the facilities are brought together by a main entrance and walkway.
The women’s soccer team had the honor of playing the first game on the Pro Grass surface for soccer and lacrosse on Sept. 4, 2016. The men's soccer team defeated Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association rival Trine University, 6-0, in its first contest at the facility on Sept. 13. In addition to the playing surface, the facility includes seating for approximately 250 spectators, a media center and lighting allowing for night contests.
Boosted by a generous gift by Bud and Olivia Davis, construction started May 9 and was complete in time for the soccer teams to train when they returned to campus in August. Berkley, Mich., based Foresite Design is the general contractor and designer of the project.
Albion College firsts at the Davis Athletic Complex
First Men's Game: September 13, 2016 (Albion 6, Trine 0)
First Goal: Bobby Budlong