Goodman StadiumEdit profile
Goodman Stadium is Lehigh University's 16,000-seat stadium located on its Goodman Campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It opened in 1988, replacing Taylor Stadium, which stood in the main academic campus from 1914 until 1987. The former Taylor Stadium site now holds the Rauch Business Center, the Zoellner Arts Center and a parking garage. The stadium is the home of the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks football team who compete in the Patriot League at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (or FCS) level, formerly known as I-AA. Located in a rural valley surrounded by wooded hills, its ample nearby parking makes tailgate parties before games very popular. Concession stands protected from the weather and large indoor restrooms are provided on both sides of the stadium. In 2009, Goodman Stadium hosted the 145th playing of the Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry. The Rivalry is both college football's most-played and longest uninterrupted series. Lehigh won the game 27-21 in overtime, bringing the overall record to Lafayette 76 games to Lehigh 64. The Goodman Campus has also been the pre-season training camp location for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles for the past decade. Eagles' training camps often draw as many as 10,000 fans, ranking at the top of NFL training camp attendance. The Eagles' twice-daily practices are held from mid-July to mid-August.