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Breese Stevens Athletic Field
917 East Mifflin Street

Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm
Park Type: Sports Complex
Acres: 4.53
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes

As one of the most utilized athletic fields in Madison, Breese Stevens Athletic FBreese Stevens Athletic Field ield is also one of the city's most historic pieces of land.  This premiere soccer facility is used primarily in the spring and the fall by inter-scholastic sports.  The 4,000 seat stadium has served as the site for a number of Wisconsin state high school soccer tournaments.   Staff prefers to not rent the facility in the summer in order to have time for field renovations.

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Breese Stevens Renovations/Improvements

Breese Stevens Athletic Field , located on 917 E. Mifflin Street, is a historical landmark owned and operated by the City of Madison Parks Division. It's used primarily as a soccer facility where area high schools including East, LaFollette, West, Memorial and Edgewood High, and Edgewood College and the Madison 56ers soccer team have all played.

Over the years, the turf and premiere playing conditions at Breese Stevens have remained top-notch; however, the 1926 facility was showing its age.
In 2007, a phase of major renovations began in order to address several structural issues in the facility. Specifically, there was major concrete decking repair, replacement of the storm sewer system for better field and bleacher drainage, and accessibility improvements to get up to ADA code.
Developments continued in 2009 with the help of a $100,000 grant from the Dane County and Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Sports Venue Development Fund. This helped pay for the addition of new referee locker rooms, the updating of existing locker rooms and wall repairs.

In 2011 a new press box was installed.

Now, in 2014, Staff will be working on installing Artificial Turf. See below for public input meeting details.

Breese Stevens Field Artificial Turf Installation
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed artificial turf improvements at Breese Stevens Field.  At this meeting, Madison Parks and their consultant, Graef – USA, will present the project and seek input on the design, as well as answer questions related to the project.
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 6:30 P.M.   
Lapham School Gymnasium
1045 E. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703
The public is invited to attend this meeting to provide comments on the proposed project.  If you have questions or comments but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Tom Maglio at (608) 266-6518 or at
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