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Jack Britt Memorial Stadium
Since its inception in 2007, the Lake Erie football team has played its home games at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium, which is also the home of the Harvey High School Red Raiders. "The Britt" hosted the first varsity football contest in Lake Erie College history on Aug. 28, 2009 against Gannon University. After replacement of the visiting bleachers prior to the 2011 season, current seating capacity for the stadium is 3,000, with standing-room capacity over 5,000.
Both institutions have partnered with the City of Painesville to update the stadium. Renovations in 2008 included $100,000 worth of updated locker room and training facilities by the College and an updated press box, paved parking area and updated restroom facilities completed by the City.
In early 2010, the partnership announced plans for the installation of a synthetic playing surface on the current site, which will allow for increased usage of the facility and provided Storm student-athletes with one of the finest playing surfaces in the country. The new turf, a Prograss Monofilament surface with sand and rubber infill, was installed in the Summer of 2010.
With the installation of the new playing surface, Storm soccer and lacrosse teams are now able to host games at Britt Stadium. The 2010-11 season was the first that those teams used the facility as their primary site for home contests. Previously the men's and women's lacrosse teams played at Perry High School's Alumni Stadium and the soccer teams used Slattery Field on campus exclusively.
The Lake Erie Jack Slattery Field is the former home to Storm softball and soccer. Located just behind the Jerome T. Osborne Athletic & Wellness Center, the softball field and soccer field share a centrally located score board and bleacher area with seating for several hundred spectators. The residence halls are the backdrop to both fields with a smaller soccer and lacrosse practice area located nearest to the indoor athletic complex. The soccer team still plays a limited number of home games on the field and multiple athletic teams use the space as a practice facility.
The field was renamed in honor of the late Jack Slattery in 2007 following a $150,000 donation to renovate the existing field. Slattery was the founder and president of Lake Business Products and supporter of Lake Erie College Athletics.
Parking is available next to the softball field and behind the service garage which is located off of Walnut Avenue.