Goodman Stadium is Lehigh
16,000-seat stadium located on its Goodman
Campus in Bethlehem,
Lehigh's Murray H Goodman Stadium
It opened in 1988, replacing Taylor Stadium
, which stood in the
main academic campus from 1914 until 1987. The former Taylor
Stadium site now holds the Rauch Business Center, the Zoellner Arts Center
and a parking
stadium is the home of the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks football team who
compete in the Patriot League at the
Division I Football Championship Subdivision (or FCS) level,
formerly known as I-AA. Located in a rural valley surrounded by
wooded hills, its ample nearby parking makes tailgate parties
before games very popular.
Concession stands protected from
the weather and large indoor restrooms are provided on both sides
of the stadium.
In 2009, Goodman Stadium hosted the 145th playing of the
Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry. The Rivalry
is both college
football's most-played and longest uninterrupted series. Lehigh won
the game 27-21 in overtime, bringing the overall record to
Lafayette 76 games to Lehigh 64.
The Goodman Campus has also been the pre-season training camp
location for the NFL
's Philadelphia Eagles
for the past decade.
Eagles' training camps often draw as many as 10,000 fans, ranking
at the top of NFL training camp attendance. The Eagles' twice-daily
practices are held from mid-July to mid-August.