Foreman Field History
The history of the Old Dominion football program dates back to 1930 although the program
was only in existence through 1941 before being revived in 2009. The university has produced 7 consensus All-Americans but
has yet to appear in a bowl game The Monarchs play their home games at Foreman Field and take on many of the best teams in
the country during Colonial Conference regular season play. Several of the best college football players head to Old Dominion
to play for the Monarchs and provide Old Dominion fans plenty to cheer about all season long. The 2014 season should be yet
another thrilling one in Richmond and you will definitely want to make your way to Heinz Field for all of the most important
games. When heading out to Foreman Field you will want to be sure to get parking passes to guarantee easy access to the stadium
so you can spend the most time tailgating and cheering on the Monarchs.
Foreman Field Events
draw to Foreman Field each year is certainly Old Dominion Monarchs football and being inside the stadium on game day is an
experience you will never forget. In Norfolk there is arguably no bigger event than an ODU game and die hard Monarchs fans
fill the stadium to capacity, especially when they are going up against one of their biggest Colonial Conference rivals. This
season the Monarchs have home games against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, the Marshall Thundering
Herd, the Florida International Golden Panthers, and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Foreman Field also hosts a variety of other
events throughout the year so even if college football season is over there is sure to be something great going on at the
stadium. Take a look at Foreman Field's schedule of events to see what upcoming events interest you.
Foreman Field is located in Norfolk, Virginia which is not far from Richmond which is Virginia's capital and
as such offers up a vibrant art and culture scene. In addition to high art like the Richmond Symphony, the Richmond Ballet,
the Virginia Orchestra, and theaters like Barksdale Theatre and and Empire Theater, Richmond is home to a big DIY performing
arts scene that is renowned for its buskers. If you are looking for a little American history while in Richmond you can head
to St. John's Church which was the site of Patrick Henry's famous 1775 "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.
Field Seating Layout
Foreman Field seats just over 20,000 die hard Old Dominion Monarchs fans for all of the biggest
games and there is no better place in the country to enjoy a college football game. Once you leave Foreman Field following
a big Monarchs game you will want to start immediately making plans to return to the stadium to cheer on Old Dominion.
From 1946 through 1995 Foreman Field was the site of the Oyster Bowl which annually featured some of the
best players in all of college football. Future NFL legends like Roger Staubach, Don Meredith, and Fran Tarkington are just
a few of the big names who competed in the Oyster Bowl.