FCS Football Playoffs 1st Round Stadium Overviews

FCS Football Playoffs 1st Round Stadiums


Colgate vs Wagner

Hameline Field at Wagner College Stadium

Home to Wagner Seahawks

Staten Island, NY - Originally opened in 1967 as Fischer Memorial Stadium. Since that time the Seahawks have enjoyed seven undefeated seasons at home. In 1997 the facility had a complete reconstruction costing $2.5 million. The stadium, now known as Wagner College Stadium, seats 3,300 and has a six lane track for the school’s men and women track program. In 2006 artificial turf was installed so there should be fast play this weekend between Colgate and Wagner.

Wagner College Stadium has hosted three playoff games in the past, the latest being in 1992 when the Seahawks took a 48-6 win over St. Francis (PA).


Coastal Carolina vs Bethune Cookman

Larry Kelly Field at Municipal Stadium (9,601)

Home to Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

Daytona Beach, FL – Opponents know where they are when they play at Municipal Stadium with palm trees lining the back of the end zones. The stadium opened in 1988 and since has had renovation to reach its current capacity level of 9,601… how cool would it be to sit in that final one seat. The Wildcats know how to take care of business at home with a home record of 51-38, but 15-3 in the past three seasons. The Chanticleers will need to be on point if they hope to leave Daytona Beach with a win.


Villanova vs Stony Brook

Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium

Home to Stony Brook Seawolves

Stony Brook, NY - This is one of the most beautiful campus stadiums around the FCS. The stadium is fairly new, constructed in 2002 at a cost of $22 million. A three tier press box overlooks the 8,300 seat stadium which is also home to the men and women soccer and lacrosse programs.  Even though the stadium only holds just over 8,000 seats, a record crowd of over 10,000 watch Stony Brook host Colgate earlier this season. Villanova faces a tough task of knocking the Seawolves off at home at LaValle Stadium where the past three seasons Stony Brook has put up an impressive 16-2 home record.


Eastern Illinois vs South Dakota State

Coughlin-Alumni Stadium

Home to South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Brookings, SD - This playoff run for the Jackrabbits comes during the 50th anniversary for Coughlin-Alumni Stadium which first opened in 1962. South Dakota State holds a 158-98 home winning record (.617) in that span although most of it came at the lower NCAA levels. SDSU is 25-7 at home since becoming an FCS member in 2004, 5-0 this season. In 2009 the Jackrabbits held a home attendance record with an average of over 13,000, and the fans are sure to show up Saturday as SDSU hosts Eastern Illinois.