1949, the original Green Street Stadium was constructed and
has been the home of the Irish ever since. In 1994, the natural
grass field was dedicated to the long-time St. Vincent-St. Mary
coach John Cistone. After surviving 70 to 80 events a year in
the unforgiving Northeast Ohio weather, Green Street Stadium
and John Cistone Field received a much needed facelift in 2005.
In 2015, the original turf from the 2005 renovation was replaced with new turf. Thanks to George Michaels and Exterior Land Development Corp., concrete block retaining walls were added throughout the stadium to add a beautiful dimension to a stadium that is already second to none. In the parking lot end zone, in-field tailgating areas were added to give a unique fan experience and perspective of the game. From there you can have the best seat in the house to watch Irish football and have the best view in the city of Akron's skyline.
Here are some facts and photos about our stadium:
-Aluminum benches with closed risers (no more lost coats or
-The provider of the seating was the same for Ohio Stadium at
The Ohio State University.
-Six 70-foot high, aluminum light poles, three poles per side.
-Light system porvided by Musco, the largest provider of interscholastic
lighting in the U.S.
-State of the art LED scoreboard display makes light bulbs a
thing of the past.
-Wireless control scoreboard provided by Daktronics, one of
the nation's largest providers.
-8,400 square yards of synthetic turf.
-Field dimensions 120 yards x 70 yards.
-Approximately 1,152 tufts (blades) per square inch.
-Playing Surface has an infiltration capacity of 62 inches of
rainfall per hour.