SUNY Plattsburgh Field House
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Located near the college and Plattsburgh High School campuses, just off Rugar Street between Tremblay and College avenues, the Field House first opened its doors in 1972 serving as host of the World University Games. In 1976, the Field House was the training site of the U.S. Olympic teams before they went north to the Montreal Summer Games and President Gerald Ford was a distinguished guest during the athletes’ visit. The facility is also a popular community venue the annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair featuring regional vendors and sectional/regional high school basketball tournaments in February. In addition, the college’s matriculation and commencement ceremonies are held here.
A modern sports medicine area for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries is located within the facility, which also has ample storage space. At 35,600-square yards of floor surface, the Field House is also used by Cardinal baseball, softball, lacrosse and track teams for practice during inclement weather. The lobby contains a concessions area, vending machines and trophy cases.
Athletic Venues located at the Field House Complex
- Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena
Better known as “Cardinal Country,” the Stafford Ice Arena seats 1,924.
The arena was officially changed to its current namesake in 1987 to honor longtime New York State Senator Ronald. B. Stafford, who retired in 2002 after more than 30 years of public service and support of the college and the North Country.
The facility sports 1,517 theater-style seats, 407 standing-rail positions and two new LED scoreboards. The ice surface is 185 feet by 85 feet, surrounded by professional-height, seamless, pro-tempered glass and boards. The arena also boasts a state-of-the-art sound system.
- Soccer/Lacrosse Complex
- Chip Cummings Field
- Cardinal Park
- Rugar Woods Cross Country Course