E. Claiborne Robins Stadium Former names First Market Stadium; Soccer/Track Complex Location 238 Boatwright Drive Richmond, Virginia 23173 USA Owner University of Richmond Operator University of Richmond Capacity 8,217 (2017-present) 8,700 (2010-2016) Surface FieldTurf Construction Broke ground October 25, 2008  Opened September 18, 2010 Construction cost $28 million  Architect BCWH Architects McMillan, Pazdan, Smith Structural engineer Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan  Services engineer Thompson Consulting Engineers  General contractor Hourigan Construction  Tenants Richmond Spiders ( football, soccer, lacrosse, track & field)
E. Claiborne Robins Stadium is an 8,217-seat multi-purpose stadium at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. It is home to the  Richmond Spiders football, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, and women's track and field teams. The men's soccer team played there until 2012, when the university discontinued the program. 
Known for many years as the Soccer/Track Complex, the original 2,000-seat facility was renamed First Market Stadium in 2001 following a sponsorship from First Market Bank (now
Atlantic Union Bank). 
In 2002, the stadium's track was completely rebuilt.
In 2003, it was named the Fred Hardy Track in honor of the longtime Spiders coach.  The playing surface was changed from natural grass to  FieldTurf, an artificial turf, in 2004. 
Due to the age and off-campus location of
City Stadium, where the Richmond Spiders football team played its home games, demand grew for an on-campus football facility.
The university and donors committed more than $25 million to a renovation of First Market Stadium, including a $5 million grant from the Robins Foundation in early 2008.
Renovations on the stadium began on December 20, 2008, coincidentally the day after the Spiders football team won the
2008 NCAA Division I Football Championship - the school's first national title in any sport. 
On September 16, 2009, the stadium was renamed E. Claiborne Robins Stadium to honor the legacy of
E. Claiborne Robins Sr and his historic philanthropy to the school. 
The football team began play at Robins Stadium in the
2010 season, they won their first game 27-21 in overtime over Elon University. 
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Coordinates: 37°34?51?N 77°32?12?W / 37.580892°N 77.536805°W