Breese Stevens Field
|Address:||917 E. Mifflin St.|
|Hours:||4:00am - 10:00pm|
|Park Type:||Sports Complex|
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Interested in renting this historic facility? Inquiring about an upcoming event? Please see Breese Stevens Field for information on upcoming events and rental opportunities or call 608-622-1414.
Designated a City of Madison Landmark on October 16, 1995, this historic stadium seats 3,740 (grandstand), 5,593 (field only) with a total capacity of 9,333.
Park HighlightsBreese Stevens Athletic Field, located on 917 E. Mifflin Street, is a historical landmark owned by the City of Madison Parks Division and managed by Big Top Events.
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Wisconsin has the highest concentration of burial mounds in the United States and the Madison area has one of the highest concentrations of burial mounds remaining. Most mounds were lost to 19th-century agricultural practices and city development. The mound builders were farmers who also engaged in hunting and gathering. They lived in small villages and migrated from one to another based on the seasonal availability of natural resources. The mounds often, but not always, have burials associated with them, but their exact purpose is not entirely understood. Mounds tend to have been built in places with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The mounds are considered sacred by modern Native Americans and should be treated with respect.
A Burial Mounds Policy was created with assistance from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Ho-Chunk Nation, and approved by the Board of Park Commissioners in October 2019, the policy provides guidelines and procedures for managing burial mounds located in Madison Parks. Burial mound locations are also included in the policy.
Breese Stevens FieldLocation: 917 E. Mifflin Street
Description: This athletic facility was built on a block sold to the City of Madison in 1923 by the widow of former Madison Mayor Breese J. Stevens. The City hired local architects Claude and Starck to design a stadium for the new field in 1925. The stone walls were constructed in 1934 by the federal Civil Works Administration, the same year lighting towers were erected. During its early years the field was used for most outdoor high school athletic events and for minor league baseball. In 1982 a rehabilitation project converted it to a soccer facility.
Designated a City of Madison Landmark on October 16, 1995.
Historic Structure Report (PDF)
More Information: Landmark Nomination
Many of the soccer fields are programmed with youth and adult league play. If you would like to reserve a field or facility, please call the Athletic Scheduler at (608)266-4711. Find out more about Athletic Field Reservations.View all Soccer Fields
Fields, open or closed?
If a field reservation is canceled, a notification is emailed to the user who made the field reservation. Notifications are sent by 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and by 9:00 am on weekends and holidays.
Breese StevensBleachers: Yes
Notes: This venue may be reserved by contacting Big Top Events, (608) 509-3367 or email.