The Long Beach State women's soccer team enters its 18th year of playing all home games at George Allen Field.
Located on the northeast corner of the LBSU campus, George Allen Field was dedicated in August of 1991 after legendary NFL football coach George Allen led the 1990 49er football team to its first winning season in four years, a 6-5 record and an undefeated home record.
Allen coached the Los Angeles Rams from 1966-1970 and the Washington Redskins from 1971-1977, including an appearance in Super Bowl VII. He also coached the Chicago Blitz and the Arizona Wranglers of the United States Football League. A masterful motivational speaker, Allen never had a losing season in 14 years of coaching professional football.
Numerous improvements have been made since women's soccer has called George Allen Field home since its inaugural season in 1998.
In 2011, seven new Musco light towers were installed at George Allen Field that reach a height of 85-feet enabling the 49ers to host night games for the first time in program history. LBSU defeated visiting University of Arizona, 2-1 in a thrilling overtime win in the first official night game for the 49ers at George Allen Field. Also, a new Daktronics scoreboard was installed at the northeast corner of the field, thanks in part to a generous donation made by Patricia Fujimoto in honor of her late husband and longtime LBSU supporter Al Fujimoto.
In 2015, the 49ers drew a record crowd of 2,232 spectators in the season opener versus No. 4 UCLA as the 49ers defeated the Bruins, 1-0. The record crowd supassed the previous mark of 1,304 versus Big West Conference rival UC Irvine in 2012.
George Allen Field is located adjacent to the 49er Softball Complex, Richard & Karen Carpenter Arts Center and the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. Parking for George Allen Field is located in Lot 12 (Atherton St.) or Parking Structures 2 or 3 (Palo Verde Ave). Day parking permits must be displayed at all times and can be purchased at the yellow dispensers in general parking lots for $5. Yellow parking permit dispensers take credit cards and $1 or $5 bills only. No refunds are given on daily permit purchases and all transactions are final.
The following items are prohibited from George Allen Field: food/drinks, bicycles/skateboards/rollerblades, video cameras/flash photography, animals, whistles, airhorns, drugs, alcohol, weapons and heaters. George Allen Field is a non-smoking facility. Please ask an Event Management staff member for the closest designated smoking areas.
George Allen Field At A Glance
Dedicated: August 1991
49ers Record at George Allen: 81-44-19
First Game: September 4, 1998 (2-0 win vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills)
First Night Game: August 17, 2012 (2-1 overtime win vs. Arizona)
Seating Capacity: 1,000
Largest Crowd: 1,304 vs. UC Irvine, 10/20/12
Big West Conference Tournament Hosted: 5 (2006, 2008-10, 2011)
First Home Win: 2-0 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 09/04/98
First Home Goal: Lori Harris vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 09/04/98
First Home Assist: Kelli Barrett vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 09/04/98
Top 10 George Allen Field Attendance Marks
1. 2,232 (UCLA, 08/21/15)
2. 1,489 (BYU, 09/26/15)
3. 1,304 (UC Irvine, 10/20/12)
4. 1,204 (USC, 09/28/07)
5. 1,190 (CSUN, 10/23/14)
6. 1,095 (UC Irvine, 10/12/14)
7. 1,084 (BYU, 09/21/13)
8. 975 (UCLA, 08/30/09)
9. 961 (Cal State Fullerton, 10/30/05)
10. 935 (Hawai'i, 10/20/13)
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Player of the Week
Gertz Sets Single Game 3-Point Record In 29 Point Effort
Jessica Gertz turned in a career-best and school-record breaking performance as she drained nine 3-pointers on her way to a career-high 29 points in her first-ever 20-point game. Her nine treys mark the most made-three pointers in program history.
NEXT GAME: Thursday, February 16 vs. at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, Calif.
LAST WEEK'S WINNER: Anna Kim, Women's Basketball