Alumni Field — A dream realized
Mount Allison's Alumni Field was made possible by alumni and friends, who donated more than $1.5 million to make this project a reality in less than six months. As a result of this overwhelming response, we are ready to begin Phase 2 of the Alumni Field Campaign. This second round of fundraising will provide support for the installation of a new scoreboard, press box, and player benches — as well as permanent fan bleachers.
Alumni Field Campaign — Phase 2
Now that the new field is in place, we want to complement this achievement by improving the viewer experience. New bleachers will have the capacity to comfortably seat 750 spectators.
Upgrades to our press box, player benches, and scoreboard will ensure that we match our state-of-the-art Alumni Field with contemporary facilities that will improve the overall user experience for years to come.
Our aim is to have these improvements in place by Homecoming 2016.
The centrepiece of Phase 2 is the addition of new bleachers on the north side of the field. The chosen design includes 10 rows of bleachers offering 405 contoured seats at the centre field and 460 bench seats on the wings.
The scoreboard on Alumni Field is nearing the end of its functionally reliable life and the University has committed to replacing it.
New press box
Phase 2 presents an opportunity to incorporate a made-for-purpose press box. The press box will be moved off the roof of the Wallace McCain Student Centre and on to the bleachers on the opposite side of Alumni Field. This opens up Tweedie Hall and the Student Centre for an improved fan experience.
The ability to fly the Canadian flag provides a respectfully appropriate focal point for singing the national anthem at each game, as well as a visual representation of Mountie Pride.
Donor recognition — name your seat
Previous donors to the Alumni Field in amounts of $250 and above will automatically get bleacher naming privileges.
- Silver sections (bench seating) — $250
Name or dedicate a seat located between the 20 and 30 yard lines
- Garnet sections — $500
Name or dedicate a seat located between the 30 and 50 yard lines
- Gold section — $1,000
Name or dedicate a seat located between the 50 yard lines, and name will appear on a donor wall created for the Alumni Field Campaign
* Bleachers will include 405 contoured seats (pictured) at centre field and 460 bench seats on the wings
Seats are limited — claim yours today
To make a gift in support of Phase 2 of Mount Allison's Alumni Field Campaign you can:
Please choose "Alumni Field Seat Campaign" in the drop down menu and indicate the following details in the comment box entitled "other":
- Preferred section and seat(s) per donation, see graphic below
- Name to appear on inscription(s) (max. 35 characters per seat)
- Or download and return to donate by mail (pdf)
- For more information please call the Development Office at 1-866-890-6318
Gift matching opportunities
A group of alumni have come forward to challenge Alumni Field supporters, committing matching funds for new gifts made to the 'Take a Seat Campaign'. When you buy a seat or make a donation to the field, these donors will match your gift dollar for dollar.
Employer matching gifts
Our matching gift tool can help you find out if your employer offers matching gifts. Taking advantage of matching gifts means your donation of $1,000 could be worth up to $3,000 towards the Take a Seat Campaign.