Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field
On October 6, 2007, a new chapter in Marist Athletics began with the dedication of Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field. The stadium's name honors Tim Tenney, CEO of Pepsi-Cola of the Hudson Valley, who provided the lead gift for the stadium renovation project. The Marist football, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse programs call the stadium home.
Construction of the stadium started in October 2006 and was completed in October of 2007. The College retained the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP to design, plan and oversee the improvement project. This project enhanced and developed two key areas of the facility - the playing surface itself and spectator seating. In order to serve the five varsity programs that would compete at Tenney Stadium, the need for a synthetic playing surface was obvious. With this in mind, Marist officials selected the industry leader in synthetic playing surfaces, FieldTurf.
The renovation project consisted of removing the existing grandstand and press booth along the west side of the field and constructing a new precast grandstand structure along with a modern press booth, media booths and VIP suites along the east side of the field. Additionally, an athletic training room, team and officials' dressing rooms, restrooms, concessions and storage space were incorporated in the area located under the spectator seating. The new seating includes 1,744 chair-backs in the grandstand, with additional seating located on the West Berm, giving Tenney Stadium a capacity of 5,000.
A Daktronics scoreboard is located in the south end of the stadium. Permanent lights, which were initially installed during the summer of 2002, were moved in 2007 as part of the construction. In the summer of 2010, the Marist Athletics Department continued its branding efforts with a graphics enhancement project. This project incorporated both team rooms, the training area, the elevator foyer, and all walkways underneath the stadium. In addition to the new graphics, new red carpet and Pepsi coolers donated by Tim Tenney were added to the team rooms.