Frequently Asked Questions

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 four thousand, and the ability to host over 5000 with standing room, Abessinio Stadium is an excellent venue for a variety of important events.
 
State-of-the-Art Track:
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.
 
Multi-Purpose Artificial Turf Field:
Located within the new track, the new synthetic turf field is permanently lined for football, soccer, and boy’s 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 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? During most days, the track is open to the public for personal use. All other areas of the stadium must be reserved. A live link to scheduling and stadium calendar is coming soon.
  
How many spectators can the grandstands accommodate? The stadium offers a seated capacity for four thousand people, and the ability to host over 5000 guests with standing room option.
 
What is the facility’s handicap accessibility and parking? There is now handicapped reserved seating for events and multiple lcoations for handicap parking. Additionally, an elevator and handicap ramp will make all levels accessible.
 
Who can schedule an event and what are the fees? A live link to stadium scheduling information is coming soon, please check back with us.
 
Is parking free? Yes.
 
Are tobacco and vaping products permitted? Use of tobacco-based and vaping products are 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 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, for personal consumption, are welcome. 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.