Abessinio Stadium was opened on November 13, 2020. The facility includes two grandstands, office space for the Delaware State Parks officials, a modern press box, a suite that overlooks the field, and two terraces. A building at the south end of the property houses a concession stand and team store, a physical therapy business, and visiting team locker rooms.
What amenities does Abessinio Stadium complex offer? The stadium is equipped with an artificial turf field, a state-of-the-art 8-lane track, team locker rooms, VIP Suite, video scoreboard, concessions, and other resources that enable the site to be configured to best meet athletic and special event needs. With a seated capacity of 4,000, and the ability to host over 5,000 with standing room, Abessinio Stadium is an excellent venue for a variety of important events.
Abessinio Stadium's 400-meter track is constructed with Beynon Sports’ IAAF Certified BSS 300 track surfacing. Known across the track industry for its resilience and speed, the BSS 300 is the same surface installed at high-profile track and field venues such as Texas A&M University, the University of Utah, Washington State University, and over 200 other esteemed NCAA and High School facilities across North American and around the world. The track includes an advanced FinishLynx track timing system, providing the capability to host and officiate championship-caliber meets. In 2021, it was awarded the ASBA Outstanding Track & Field Facility of the Year.
Multi-Purpose Artificial Turf Field:
Located within the new track, the new synthetic turf field is permanently lined for football, soccer, and boys' lacrosse. The field also has the ability to be seasonally lined for field hockey and girl’s lacrosse. Abessinio Stadium’s field has been designed and constructed to both promote world-class athletic performance and ensure participant safety. The field system includes an advanced resilient underlayment engineered to significantly reduce the risk of head impact injuries.
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists Suite:
The Suite sits perched atop the stadium overlooking the track and field on one side, and the beautiful vistas of Brandywine Park, the City of Wilmington, and I-95 on the other. It is perfect for special guests at major athletic events or as a unique meeting location.
What areas of the facility are open for public use?
On most days, the track is open to the public for personal use. All other areas of the stadium must be reserved. To reserve the facility, complete your request by scheduling it here
How many spectators can the grandstands accommodate? The stadium offers a seated capacity of 4,000 people, and the ability to host over 5,000 guests with a standing room option.
What are the facility’s handicap accessibility and parking? There is now handicapped reserved seating for events and multiple locations for handicapped parking. Additionally, an elevator and handicap ramp will make all levels accessible.
Who can schedule an event and what are the fees?
To reserve the facility, complete your request by scheduling it here
Is parking free? Yes.
Are tobacco and vaping products permitted? The use of tobacco-based and vaping products is not permitted anywhere on site.
Are animals and pets permitted within the complex? Animals on leashes are permitted outside of the stadium. Service animals are permitted within the stadium.
Are there concessions stands? Yes, during most large events concessions will be open with refreshments available for purchase.
Are outside food and beverages permitted? Outside food and beverages are only allowed for certain events. Alcohol is not permitted. For the comfort and safety of our guests, coolers and large bags are not permitted inside the stadium.
Are umbrellas permitted during inclement weather? Yes, but please be considerate of others.
Who is the statue at the entrance of the stadium? The statue is former football coach Dominic "Dim" Montero '38. He was the coach from 1956 to 1965 with a record of 70-10-3. He won many accolades, including National Catholic Coach of the Year in 1964. Rocco Abessinio, who provided a majority of the funding for the statue, was one of his players during his first season.