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Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor proposed this new designation based on a recently revealed direct connection between Douglass and the site of the athletics field. Local researcher Todd Allen, of Chatham, New Jersey, and Rutgers-Newark graduate student Noelle Lorraine Williams, who independently have been studying Douglass’ activities in the region, have documented that Douglass delivered an address at the Plane Street Colored Church in Newark on April 17, 1849 at the invitation of local abolitionist leaders. That church, no longer in existence, stood squarely where the Rutgers-Newark athletics field borders University Avenue today. In Douglass’s time, when University Avenue was named Plane Street, the church was at number 132, midway between Warren Street and what was then a point on the Morris Canal at which canal boats ascended or descended 70 feet on an inclined plane, where Raymond Boulevard runs today.

For now, new signage is being prepared to identify Frederick Douglass Field, marking the spot where one of history’s greatest democratic thinkers, social activists, and eloquent orators addressed and inspired the people of Newark.Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to [email protected] or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.(Newark, NJ – July 18, 2018) – The Rutgers Board of Governors today approved a resolution naming the athletics field at Rutgers University–Newark in honor of revered 19th century civil rights pioneer Frederick Douglass. The facility, used by Rutgers-Newark men’s and women’s Scarlet Raiders teams for NCAA Division III play and practice, as well as by numerous local community groups, will be known from now on as Frederick Douglass Field.Allen also has established that the church site had been owned by Theodore Frelinghuysen, the seventh President of Rutgers, who donated the lot to the group of African Americans seeking to establish the church and persuaded a group of prominent citizens to finance its building, which was dedicated in 1835.Morris has participated in discussions with a team of Rutgers-Newark historians and administrators who developed the proposal to name the field and now are considering additional, ongoing educational means and media through which to highlight Douglass’ presence in Newark, as well as his extraordinary impact on democratic thought and social action. Their work builds upon the Scarlet and Black Project, a concerted effort to explore and increase awareness of the African-American and Native American experience at Rutgers.Allen is delighted that his research has contributed to this opportunity to call out Newark’s distinguished history so vividly. “I am very pleased with the Board of Governors vote today,” he said. “From this day forward Frederick Douglass will forever be associated with Rutgers University-Newark and with the great City of Newark and we can all be proud.”

In the course of his research, Allen has collaborated with Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., who is Frederick Douglass’s great-great-great grandson and has expressed strong support for naming the athletics field for his ancestor, especially to do so in a year when the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth in February 1818 is being celebrated. “On behalf of the family of Frederick Douglass, I am delighted that Rutgers-Newark is enthusiastic about recognizing and lifting up the university’s connection to my great-great-great grandfather,” Morris said. “I look forward to continuing our collaboration and working with Chancellor Cantor, her team, and Newark community members as efforts to celebrate this connection and its renewed relevance deepen and broaden.”To celebrate the significance of Frederick Douglass’ contributions as a visionary thinker on social issues from abolitionism to women’s rights, and to examine the legacy of his thought in social movements of today in Newark, across the nation, and around the world, the Rutgers-Newark team has begun to conceive a major event anticipated to take place in April 2019, which will be the 170th anniversary of Douglass’ speech at the site of the field that now bears his name.

Is Rutgers the birthplace of football?
Rutgers University made history in 1869 as the winner of the first college football game in the United States against Princeton, solidifying its status as the birthplace of college football.
“We are thrilled to be able to call these extraordinary connections to the attention of all who live in and visit Newark,” said Cantor. “Frederick Douglass intersected here with a longer history of social-justice organizing in Newark that both preceded him and followed him, up to the present day. Naming the athletics field for him would honor both a significant moment in time and its place in a longer progressive history that continues to drive our sense of mission at Rutgers University–Newark.”Allen and Williams have documented that the church site was located in a broader community of African American families including churches, civic organizations, and a school. An additional nearby site of historical significance was 77 Warren Street, the residence of a family named King. Located around the corner from the church on a lot that also is now part of the Rutgers-Newark athletics field, the former King residence is believed to be the only documented Underground Railroad stop in the City of Newark.The Air Quality Index is forecasting a Code Orange Alert – unhealthy for sensitive groups – for Thursday, June 29. The university is open and operating.

What part of Jersey is Rutgers in?
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an academic, health, and research powerhouse—with campuses located in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden—and a statewide academic health leader.
Armed with the goal to re-energize the fanbase and enhance the gameday experience, Rutgers athletics recently revitalized its 52,454-seat SHI Stadium by introducing an innovative audio system powered by the latest AHS-series steerable loudspeaker arrays from Fulcrum Acoustic. Helping engineer and manage the project was Maryland-based integration firm, Washington Professional Systems (WPS).

Why is Rutgers not Ivy League?
So why did they get left out? Timing mostly. Although colleges in the Ivy League are mostly very old (except Cornell), the Ivy League itself is relatively new – it only came into existence in the 1954. By that time William & Mary and Rutgers had already become public universities.
Rutgers University made history in 1869 as the winner of the first college football game in the United States against Princeton, solidifying its status as the birthplace of college football. For over 150 years, the Scarlet Knights have been instrumental in the development of the sport and continue to strive for excellence on the field, competing in the formidable Big Ten Conference. However, the audio system at SHI Stadium was not keeping up with the team’s efforts.

The AVNetwork staff are storytellers focused on the professional audiovisual and technology industry. Their mission is to keep readers up-to-date on the latest AV/IT industry and product news, emerging trends, and inspiring installations.WPS worked with Anthony James Partners and Fulcrum Acoustic to engineer a stacked-array design within the south end-zone scoreboard enclosure that includes six Fulcrum AHS440 and two Fulcrum AHS460 steerable arrays along with eight Fulcrum CX1226 12-inch loudspeakers, 12 US221-4 subwoofers, and eight Fulcrum CX828 8-inch loudspeakers. The entire system is powered by 17 Powersoft Quattrocanali 8804 powered amplifiers and processed via QSC Q-SYS Core 110f DSP. Mixing duties are handled through a DiGiCo S31 digital console. WPS programmed the DSP and customized the QSC touch panel for easy access to the system controls.

Where is Rutgers home stadium?
SHI StadiumRutgers Scarlet Knights football / Arena/Stadium Rutgers, the Birthplace of College Football, began playing at the site of SHI Stadium on November 5, 1938. Located in Piscataway, the stadium expanded to a capacity of 41,500 in 1994 and to 52,454 in 2009.
The WPS team also renovated the existing infrastructure and installed new fiber optic, Ethernet, and analog line-level cabling to support the new equipment throughout the stadium. The team also added an analog backup to the audio system that interfaces with emergency broadcasting, allowing the system to mute completely for emergency notifications.Working together with Fulcrum Acoustic’s team, WPS tuned and commissioned the new audio system ahead of Rutgers’ first home game of the 2022 season at SHI Stadium against the Wagner College Seahawks where the Scarlet Knights would go on to win 66-7.

Is Rutgers good for baseball?
RU sits alone atop the conference standings, with its . 889 conference winning percentage the best mark in the league. The Scarlet Knights continue to lead the Big Ten in hitting, pitching and fielding, with their marks in AVG (. 322), ERA (3.11) and fielding percentage (.
“We are excited to join forces with Rutgers University and Anthony James Partners on this iconic stadium,” said Keith Neubert, executive director of engineered systems at WPS. “The new audio system sets a new standard of excellence with its impressive coverage and quality, ensuring that SHI Stadium remains one of the premier stadiums in all of college football.”The stadium’s outer structure resembles the petals of a flower while the inner part is made of two large rings for seating. The arena boasts of running tracks, swimming pools and indoor halls for training.

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Located in Pyongyang, North Korea, the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the biggest football stadium in the world. The venue has a seating capacity of 150,000.
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Interestingly, between 1982 and early 2000s, the capacity of Camp Nou was 115,000. However, the standing areas were installed with seats which brought down its accommodation to below 100,000.
The Spanish stadium also staged the gold medal match of the Barcelona 1992 Olympics, where Spain defeated Poland 3-2. It was also one of the venues for the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

The 2014 International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester United saw 109,318 attend the game, which is a record for a football game in the USA.

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Is Rutgers as good as Ivy League?
Is Rutgers an Ivy League? Ans- Rutgers University is not a member of the Ivy League. However, due to its legacy and prominence, many people regard Rutgers as an elite Northeastern private school, similar to the rest of the Ivy League.
In India, the Salt Lake Stadium of Kolkata originally seated 120,000 people and was one of the largest sporting venues in the world. However, the stadium went for renovation and bucket seats were installed in the early 21st century which brought down its capacity to 85,000. However, Salt Lake Stadium remains the biggest football stadium in India.Located in Ann Arbor, the sporting facility is the main American football stadium for the University of Michigan but also hosts football and ice hockey and lacrosse matches. Nicknamed ‘The Big House,’ the Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 and underwent renovation in 2010, adding more than 40,000 seats to its original capacity of 72,000 The stadium houses a statue of Australian track and field legend Shirley Strickland, who won three Olympic gold medals, a silver and three bronze medals across three Summer Games.Although famous as one of the finest cricketing venues, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is also the third-biggest football stadium in the world. It can hold 100,024 people at its full capacity.

Where does Rutgers Newark play softball?
Frederick Douglass Field is the home of Rutgers University-Newark’s softball program. Cached
Camp Nou was officially opened to the public in 1957 and the first match was held between Barcelona and Polish side Warsaw. More than 90,000 spectators attended the grand opening.