Currently seating 17,337 fans, Plaster Stadium has seen a lot of changes since the first football games was played at the stadium on September 19, 1941, against Durant College out of Oklahoma. Springfield’s first all-weather track was installed in the stadium in 1987 and in 2000 the Omniturf artificial turf was replaced with the revolutionary Field Turf Synthetic Grass. In 1991, expansion and renovation of the sports complex included expanded seating, skyboxes, additional media accommodations, 12 handball/racquetball courts, and a new university Athletics Strength and Conditioning Center.