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Football, men's and women's soccer, and men'sand women's lacrosse call Bernlohr Stadium their home field. Student-athletes compete on a state-of-the-art artificial surface called Field Turf, which was re-installed in 2011, and play in front of fans, friends, family and supporters that has a 3,000-seat capacity. Within a brick grandstand are two observation decks, a hospitality suite and press box.
The stadium includes a three-lane track around the field perimeter for track & field practice as well as fitness and recreation endeavors. In the fall of 2012, Capital debuted a 16x12-foot, high-definition LCD scoreboard in the southeast corner of the stadium. The Daktronics board stands on a 10-foot brick arch and is capable of video display and motion graphics.
Prior to the 2015 season, Capital installed state-of-the-art LED lights around Bernlohr Stadium to allow for extended playing and practice times, and put in an enhanced directional sound system.
Through the generosity of Capital alumnus Wells Purmort '58, the field surface will be well-maintained for many years to come. In 2016, Mr. Purmort made a contribution of $1 million to care for the field surface when the time comes for it to be replaced, at which time will also receive a new design. For his kindness, the field surface was named in his honor. The facility will now be known as Purmort Field at Bernlohr Stadium.