Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium opened on September 14, 2002 and is the new home to the Stony Brook football, soccer and lacrosse teams. The state of the art facility is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County and has become the backdrop for some of Long Island’s most exciting sports events. The 8,200-seat stadium was built at the cost of 22 million dollars and its unique design provides fans with a tremendous stadium experience. The Stadium has a three tier press box on the east side and accommodates six luxury suites, a spacious working press box area, television and radio booths and a camera deck on the roof. The south building houses the offices for the football & lacrosse staff as well as locker rooms for the teams. The facility was named Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on October 19, 2002 in honor of the New York State Senator that was instrumental in making the stadium a reality.