Mayo Field
Thursday, June 24, 2010
 

Mayo Field

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General Information
Capacity:
500
Year Constructed: 1979 
Last Renovation Completed: 2002

Originally referred to as the Centenary Soccer Complex, the field was renamed in 2001 in honor of Lewis Mayo. Mayo, the father of former Gents player and coach Eric Mayo, lost his life heroically fighting a fire while serving the Houston, Texas, area as a member of the fire department. His family graciously donated the funds that allowed Centenary to erect a quality lighting system.

The first-ever night soccer game at Centenary was played on August 31, 2001, against Georgia Southern University. A memorial to Lewis Mayo stands at the entryway to the field named in his honor.

Various other upgrades and additions have been made to Mayo Field over the past several years. New stands for seating were installed in 2000 that now allows for a crowd of 500. A physical plant building was transformed in 2000 to house a new locker room and three offices for the soccer coaches and staff.

2002 brought on several upgrades to the field itself. The chain link fencing that surrounded the field was torn down and new black iron fencing was installed to enhance the overall look. The playing surface was improved with the addition of an underground drainage system that will allow the field to remain playable in adverse weather conditions. Most recently, netting was hung behind both goals to limit the amount of balls that leave the playing area.