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Encyclopedia > FIU Stadium
FIU Stadium
"The Cage"
Location University Park
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33199
Broke ground 1994
Opened 1995
Expanded Fall 2008
Owner Florida International University
Operator Florida International University
Surface AstroPlay
Construction cost $54 million USD
Architect Odebrecht Construction
Former names FIU Community Stadium (1995-2001)
Tenants
FIU Golden Panthers (NCAA) (2002-Present)
Capacity
23,500 (45,000 by 2010)
1,400 (club seats)

FIU Stadium (or "The Cage") is the stadium for the Florida International University Golden Panthers football team, and is located in Miami, Florida. The facility opened in 1995 and for many years was used as a university recreation field and by local high school football teams. When FIU began its football program in 2002, FIU Stadium became the home venue for the team and has remained that way since. Today, FIU Stadium is solely used by the Golden Panthers football team and up until 2006, the FIU track and field teams. University Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, so named because it houses the main campus of Florida International University. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university whose main campus is located in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university whose main campus is located in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... AstroPlay is an artificial turf surface made to resemble natural grass, similar to FieldTurf, developed by the company that invented AstroTurf. ... USD redirects here. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Florida International University (FIU) is a state-run university in Miami-Dade County, Florida, well-known for its creative writing, hospitality management, international business, and management information systems programs. ... The sports teams at Florida International University are known as the Golden Panthers. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university whose main campus is located in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The sports teams at Florida International University are known as the Golden Panthers. ... Miami redirects here. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Head Coach Mario Cristobal 1st Year, 0-0-0 Home Stadium FIU Stadium Capacity 18,000 - AstroPlay Conference Sun Belt Conference Website FIUSports. ...


Since March 2007, the FIU Stadium is undergoing an expansion to be finished for the 2008 football season. The expansions include an increased seating capacity to 23,500, 1,400 club seats, 6,500 square-foot Panther Club, an upper concourse, a new press box, new lighting, a jumbotron scoreboard, new coaches offices, locker rooms, expansion of the weight room, and 19 suites. Seating will include chairback seats and bench seating, all with backrests for fan convenience. Additional phases of construction will include a student support complex and will bring the stadium’s seating capacity to approximately 45,000 by the 2010 football season. March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The Press Box is a special section of a sports stadium or arena that is set up for the media to report about a given event. ... ABC SuperSign, with the largest Sony JumboTron in existence. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new stadium is set to open for FIU’s 2008 football season against the University of South Florida. After the expansion is finished, it will be the only Division I on-campus football stadium south of Orlando in Florida. For the 2007 season, the Golden Panthers will temporarily play in the Miami Orange Bowl. The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The Miami Orange Bowl is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, west of Downtown in Little Havana. ...

Contents

Stadium expansion

Below are listed the expansions to be done and ready by both the 2008 and 2010 football seasons.


2008 Football season

  • Seating capacity to 23,500
  • 1,400 club seats
  • 6,500 square-foot Panther Club
  • Upper concourse
  • New press box
  • New lighting
  • Jumbotron scoreboard
  • New coaches offices
  • Expanded locker rooms
  • Expanded weight room
  • 19 suites

2010 Football season

  • Seating capacity to 45,000
  • 100-000 Square-foot Student Services Complex (2009 football season)
  • Expanded upper concourse
  • Construction of additional suites
  • Construction of additional club seats

Trivia

  • The stadium is also called "The Cage" by FIU administration in hopes to encourage school spirit on campus.
  • Until the end of the 2006 football season, FIU was the only university in the State of Florida south of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida to play their home football games on campus. In 2008, once the Golden Panthers move back to FIU Stadium after the stadium's expansion is complete, FIU will be the only university south of Orlando, Florida to play their home football games on-campus.

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See also

The sports teams at Florida International University are known as the Golden Panthers. ... Head Coach Mario Cristobal 1st Year, 0-0-0 Home Stadium FIU Stadium Capacity 18,000 - AstroPlay Conference Sun Belt Conference Website FIUSports. ... The Shula Bowl is a yearly college football game between FAU and FIU. The games winner receives a traveling trophy, named the Don Shula Award, for a year. ... University Park Stadium is a baseball stadium located on the University Park campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida. ... Pharmed Arena is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Miami, Florida. ...

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FIU comes into this matchup averaging just 10.5 ppg which places the team 117th in the country and the main reason for the lack of scoring is because the team is only accumulating 239.8 total yards of offense (116th).
FIU has had some success passing the ball, as the team is averaging 175 ypg, but the ground game has been dreadful, as the Golden Panthers are recording just 62.1 rushing ypg.
FIU was able to force two turnovers in the contest, but the defensive unit was unable to put pressure on the quarterback, as the team finished with just one sack.
FIU Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (273 words)
FIU Stadium is a stadium located at the University Park campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
As of 2005, the university is planning to expand the stadium to an approximate capacity of 23,500 permanent seats.
FIU is the only university in the State of Florida south of Gainsville, Florida and the University of Florida to play their home football games on campus.
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