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Named after former Santa Clara football coach, Lawrence T. "Buck" Shaw, Buck Shaw Stadium has served as a showcase for some of Santa Clara University's proudest athletic achievements since the facility opened in 1962. Besides serving as the home for the Bronco soccer team, the 6,800-seat facility also houses Santa Clara baseball.

The stadium was dedicated on October 6, 1962, prior to the football game between Santa Clara and Occidental, but was first used in the Broncos' loss to UC Davis on Sept. 22, 1962. Through the years, the spirit of Buck Shaw has been kept alive by the many great athletes who have competed on the stadium's turf over the past 38 years.

Buck Shaw Stadium earned national attention four years ago, when it played host to the 1996 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. Earlier in the season, a crowd of 3,714, a SCU regular-season soccer attendance record, came to watch Santa Clara defeat top-ranked Notre Dame 3-1. But on Dec. 6 and 8, a packed house assembled to watch North Carolina beat Santa Clara, Notre Dame and Portland for the NCAA Championship. The two-day attendance of 17,600 was a record for the event, and the 8,800 that filled the expanded seating on each day of the tournament marked the largest crowds ever to watch a collegiate women's soccer game in U.S. history.

In 1994, the facility served as the practice site for the Brazilian National Team during the World Cup competition. Brazil, the eventual World Cup Champions, practiced from May 26 through July 7 in front of full stands. Later in the competition, the Romanian squad also utilized Buck Shaw Stadium to prepare for its quarterfinal match with Sweden.

The Santa Clara men's and women's soccer teams have used the facility to great advantage. From 1988 through '92, the men's squad put together a 43-match unbeaten streak in Buck Shaw, including five home victories in the NCAA Tournament in 1989 and '91. The women's team has compiled a 123-16-9 mark on the home turf since 1986, are in the midst of a 31-match win streak dating to 1997, and in 1989, '90, '97, '98 and '99, won an NCAA Regional at home to advance to the national semifinals. In the last five seasons, Santa Clara has gone 12-0 in NCAA Regional play at home and are a combined 21-4-0 all time in post-season play at Buck Shaw Stadium.

The Santa Clara baseball team has called the facility home since 1963, and has advanced to the NCAA playoffs 11 times since playing its first game on Buck Shaw Stadium's diamond. The football team compiled a 106-42-1 home record during its stay at Buck Shaw, including five seasons which saw the Broncos post perfect home records. In one stretch, Santa Clara won 20 consecutive home games.

Buck Shaw Stadium Facility Information
General Rules and Guidelines for Events at Buck Shaw Stadium

  1. Cans or glass containers are not allowed in the venue.
  2. Smoking is not allowed in the venue. Smoking is allowed 25 feet outside the venue.
  3. All patrons must have shoes on their feet.
  4. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades or playing equipment (balls, bats, Frisbees, etc.) are not allowed in the venue at any time. Bicycles are to be secured at the bike racks outside the entry gate.
  5. No coolers are allowed in the venue. No food containers over lunch bag size allowed.
  6. No animals are allowed, except appropriately marked service animals.
  7. Aisles must be kept clear at all times.

Event Parking
Parking for event patrons is available around campus, mainly in the Parking Structure and Leavey Lot. Extra parking is available off-campus or on city streets.

Public Transportation
A Caltrain station is located across the street from the main entrance to campus.

First Aid Service
See a member of the Event Management staff for assistance.

For all Santa Clara Intercollegiate events at Buck Shaw Stadium and most outside rental events, food concession service will be available. Alcohol will not be sold during events and is not permitted in the venue.

Disabled Seating and Access
At Buck Shaw Stadium, wheelchair accessible seating areas are available. When purchasing your ticket, ask the Ticket Office for an accessible seating location. When you arrive for the event, see a member of the Event Management staff for assistance or to receive a companion chair.

The closest disabled parking area is in the Main Parking Structure.

Lost and Found
During an event, talk with a member of the Event Management staff to inquire about any items lost or found. After an event, call the Athletic Department Main Office at 408-554-4063 to inquire about items lost.


From Highway 280 , take the I-880/17 connector towards Oakland. From I-880, take the Alameda exit. After making a left turn at the stop light off the exit, follow the Alameda for approximately one mile. The Alameda veers right into El Camino Real. Make a left into the main entrance of campus and follow the road to the main parking garage.

From Interstate 880 , take the Alameda exit. Make a right at the stop light and follow the Alameda for approximately one mile. The Alameda will veer right into The El Camino Real. Make a left into the main campus entrance and follow the road to the main parking garage.

From Highway 101 , take the De La Cruz Boulevard exit. Follow the signs to Santa Clara, veering to the right at the San Jose/Santa Clara split. Make a right turn onto Lafayette. From Lafayette, make a right on the El Camino Real. Follow the El Camino for about one half mile and the main entrance to campus will be on your right. Follow the road to the main parking garage.