Chic facility for USC women sports teams


USCs Rawlinson Stadium will break ground soon Image: Crawford Architects

The University of Southern California (USC) (US) women’s soccer and lacrosse programs will have their own state-of-the-art stadium starting in 2025, thanks to a $10 million gift from The Fritz B. Burns Foundation, the USC President Carol L. Folt announced on June 12th.

‘Crawford Architects’ quoted Folt as stating, “The Rawlinson Stadium will be the place for the Women of Troy to dazzle us with their athletic prowess even more. I love making this announcement during a milestone year: The 50th anniversary of Title IX. USC’s commitment to women in sports is stronger than ever.”

The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California, United States. Founded in 1880 by Robert M. Widney, it is the oldest private research university in California.

The USC Trojans women’s is a US soccer team that represent the University of Southern California in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women’s soccer. The team competes in the Pac-12 Conference. The 1,000-capacity McAlister Field in Los Angeles, California (US) serves as their home ground.

The USC Trojans women’s lacrosse team is an NCAA Division I college lacrosse team representing the University of Southern California as part of the Pac-12 Conference. They play their home games at the McAlister Field in Los Angeles, California (US).

Indianapolis (US)-based the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates student-athletics among about 1,100 schools in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, sometimes known as the Women’s College Cup, is an American college soccer tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and determines the Division I women’s national champion.

San Francisco (US)-based the Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic Conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level. Its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest level of college football in the nation.

The Fritz B. Burns Foundation is a private foundation that primarily funds contributions to charities exempt under 501(c)(3) which is not a private foundation. The Foundation made 15 grants last year and is located in Woodland Hills, California.

‘Crawford Architects’ further stated that the $38 million project, which will begin by the end of the year, will replace and expand upon the current site of play for the women’s teams: The Soni McAlister Field at the 30th and Hoover Streets just North of the University Park Campus. The field has been in use since 1998, with seating limited to about 1,000 spectators.

The new stadium will be named after the family of the Late, prominent Los Angeles philanthropist Joseph Rawlinson, who was close friends with fellow Los Angeles philanthropist and homebuilder Fritz B. Burns. Burns’ namesake charity is now run by the Rawlinson family members, many of whom are USC alumni.

Remarked Rex Rawlinson, President of the Foundation, “Due to its top-notch and varied programs, the USC has an important place in many résumés. Its athletic endeavors inspire those seeking championships in academics as well.”

Added Justin Rawlins, the grandson of Joseph Rawlinson and a Director with the Fritz B. Burns Foundation, “We just want to be part of helping make the City of Los Angeles great, and this stadium is another step forward. This will make the City better for women’s sports and make the USC that much better than it already is.”

The Rawlinson Stadium will feature:

  • 2,200 fixed seats – with a total capacity of 2,500 for gamedays;
  • Separate locker rooms for soccer and lacrosse teams;
  • Spectator viewing decks and social spaces;
  • A state-of-the-art press box;
  • Restrooms, a box office, concession stands, and a formal entry plaza;
  • Team meeting area, sports medicine space, nutrition fueling bar, and a locker room and meeting space for coaches; and
  • An LED videoboard and stadiumwide audio system, plus field lights and a natural grass playing surface.

Maintained Lindsey Munday, USC women’s lacrosse Head Coach, “We are extremely grateful for the support from the Athletics Department to ensure that our players have a state-of-the-art facility to train and compete in.”

USC women’s soccer head coach Jane Alukonis said that the team will soon play in one of the best, most modern stadiums in the United States – “It will be an incredible place for our student-athletes to showcase their talents and their ‘Fight On’ mentality. Thank you so much to the generous donors who are making this stadium come to life.”

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