Conway Field at Rafferty StadiumLeeber Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium Dedication Photo Gallery - March 21, 2015
Plaque Dedication Photo Gallery - April 9, 2016
Opened in February of 2015 and dedicated on March 21, 2015, Rafferty Stadium is a 3,500-seat venue located on campus at the same site as its predecessor, Alumni Field.
The facility features a Daktronics HD video board, state-of-the-art sound and lights and a FieldTurf playing surface, all made possible through the generosity of Fairfield alumni, parents and friends. The stadium is named in recognition of the principal leadership gift from Larry Rafferty ’64 and his family, and the field itself is named Conway Field in acknowledgment of a gift from Tim Conway ’76 and his family.
Rafferty Stadium also includes a terrace level with a fully-enclosed press box that features a large media suite, two VIP suites and a production suite to support the video capabilities of the scoreboard, television broadcasts and web streaming. Action from Rafferty Stadium has been televised live on SportsNet New York (SNY), the American Sports Network and CBS Sports Network in addition to online broadcasts via ESPN3 and FairfieldStags.TV.
On the ground level are two team rooms, food, beverage and apparel concessions, restrooms, a box office and entry plaza.
On March 12, 2016, Rafferty Stadium hosted its largest Fairfield Lacrosse crowd to date as 2,456 fans packed the house to watch the Stags' men's lacrosse team challenge in-state rival Yale.
In addition to Fairfield men's and women's lacrosse, Rafferty Stadium is home to Fairfield Prep football, soccer and lacrosse and several of the University's intramural and club sports programs. It has also hosted Fairfield men's and women's soccer matches and housed the Alumni and Family Weekend concert on Oct. 24, 2015 featuring The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards and Matt & Kim.
Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium hosted a Major League Lacrosse Semi-Final on August 13, 2016, marking the first professional sporting event held at the venue. The game saw the Denver Outlaws knock off the New York Lizard, 20-17.