Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, California 90808
Telephone: (562) 938-4018
Football Stadium (opened 1948)
About Veterans Stadium
One of the famed local football facilities in Southern California, Veterans Stadium is actually part of Long Beach City College. It has held football and track events of all kinds, but also the 1984 World Speedway Motorcycle Finals! The Long Beach State football program played at Veterans Stadium from 1948 through 1991, after which the program was dropped.
The City of Long Beach and LBCC negotiated a land swap in the early 1990s, jointly upgraded the stadium and make it widely available for area teams today. The memorable match-up between Long Beach Poly High School and Concord De La Salle High School in 2001 was held at Veterans Stadium and drew more than 10,000 spectators as well as a regional television audience.
Seating is available for 11,600, primarily on one side of the stadium. There are about 7,000 aluminum bench seats with backs and the remainder have fixed chairbacks. The artificial sprint turf field is surrounded by a nine-lane, 400 meter track.
•Location and parking:
The stadium is on Lew Davis Street between Clark and Faculty Avenues. It is three miles west of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway (use the Carson Street exit) and about two miles north of the San Diego (405) Freeway (use the Bellflower Boulevard exit).
The facility is managed by the college. Inquiries regarding facility use should be directed to facilities manager Bob Johnson at (562) 938-4018 or via fax at (562) 938-4074.
The field is open at both ends and there is a practice field on one side and a large parking lot on the other. There are large locker rooms for both home and visiting teams on-site and a smaller room for officials. There are lights for night play using metal-halide lamps on eight towers. There is a two-level press box (capacity 100) atop the west grandstand.
Spectator amenities include 4,000 surface parking spaces, two ticket booths with two windows each, three permanent concessions and a combined message board and scoreboard.