The Linfield College Intercollegiate Athletics Program strives for regional and national excellence in athletics while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence among all student-athletes. It is our goal to provide equal opportunities for participation in intercollegiate athletics for men and women while fostering the educational achievements of our student-athletes and academic integrity of Linfield College.
Our major goal is to establish and maintain an Intercollegiate Athletics Program for students at Linfield College and to serve the best interests of the College based upon high standards of scholarship and sportsmanship. The program strives to assist individuals in attaining intellectual, physical and athletic excellence.
Maxwell Field and Memorial Stadium
Maxwell Field, home to Linfield football and track teams since 1928, underwent the most significant renovation in its long history during the spring and summer of 2004.
A $1.44 million facelift was funded entirely by private donations and volunteer labor. The facility features a new synthetic field, polyurethane track, stadium lights, as well as new scoreboard, color video display, and pressbox.
The enhanced facility was formally rededicated in Sept. 2004, at a ceremony following the final preseason football scrimmage.
FieldTurf, an artificial surface utilizing sand and rubber infill, replaced Maxwell Field's grass surface. The conversion from natural to artificial grass provides a consistent surface perfectly suited for the Wildcats' high-flying offense. With improved drainage and the absence of mud, the field remains in excellent playing condition even late into the season. The field no longer needs to be mowed, watered, fertilized or painted, lowering maintenance costs sharply.
More than 60,000 square feet of artificial surface was installed. Lettering, featuring "LINFIELD" in one end zone and "WILDCATS" in the other, was cut and sewn into place. A bright red, 10-yard wide "L" at midfield completed the field graphics. Sand and granule-sized pieces of recycled rubber give the field the necessary cushion.
The Atlas track is an Olympic-shaped 400-meter oval that features softer curves than the previous design, originally built to English standards. The old latex-based track was upgraded to a longer-lasting polyurethane surface, increasing the lifespan from approximately six years to 10-12 years. The competition areas for shot put, discus, and javelin were relocated, as were the long jump, high jump and pole vault pits and runways.
A state-of-the-art $264,000 Daktronics scoreboard and full-color video display replaced the 25-year-old scoreboard. The 10-by-25-foot scoreboard features red electronic LED digits that display the score, time remaining, as well as down and distance. Maxwell Field has served as host for 16 NCAA Division III playoff events since 2004 and was also the site of the 2005 and 2011 Northwest Conference track and field championships.