Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, California 90041
Telephone: (323) 259-2608

Football (opened 1916); Track Stadium (opened 1984)
Seats 3,000

About Patterson Field

Occidential houses a first-class football and track & field facility. Patterson Field, built in 1916, was renovated in 2005 with a brand new artificial surface. The Bill Henry Track served as a training facility for the 1984 Olympic Games and is considered lightning-fast. Its all-weather Rekortan surface was refurbished in 2001.

The facilities are an outgrowth of the fieldhouse - Rush Gymnasium - which opened in 1965 (capacity 1,800).

The nearby Culley Athletic Center houses a state-of-the-art sports medicine facility, locker rooms and a 2,500 square-foot weight training center.

The track is named for Bill Henry, the Sports Technical Director of the organizing committee of the 1932 Olympic Games and sports editor of the Los Angeles Times. Patterson Field is named after W.C. Patterson, a highly respected civic leader and trustee of the college from 1899-1913.

Quick Facts

The basics:
Seating is available for 3,000 on one side of the facility. The field is SporTurf, surrounded by an eight-lane, synthetic surface.

Location and parking:
The venue is located near the intersection of Campus Road and Alumni Avenue on the Occidental campus in Eagle Rock, north of downtown Los Angeles. It is reached via the Glendale (2) Freeway; use the Verdugo Road exit.

Patterson Field and the Bill Henry Track are managed by the college. Inquiries concerning use of the facilities should be directed to athletics director Dixon Farmer at (323) 259-2608 or by fax at (323) 341-4993.

Technical information:
The artificial turf field is surrounded by an eight-lane track. There are 3,000 bench seats on the east side, with room for about 1,000 temporary stands on the west side.

Locker rooms are located in the Culley Athletic Center for Oxy (7,200 sq.ft.), the visiting team (5,625 sq.ft.) and for officials (2,000 sq.ft.). There is a press box atop the grandstand with room for 20.

Spectator amenities include ample parking adjacent to the facility, a permanent ticket booth, permanent concessions and an excellent metal- halide lighting system.