Brown Field has been home to the Valparaiso University football team since 1919, when the program was founded. With a seating capacity of 5,000, Brown Field is the perfect location to watch a football game on a Saturday afternoon.
Prior to the 2008 season, a new artificial surface was installed at Brown Field as part of numerous renovations. The first phase of the multimillion dollar project included the installation of the ProGrass, as well as moving the grandstands and adding handicap accessibility.
The ProGrass50 Blend is a blend that consists of 100% polyetheylene fibers, that are 50% mono-filament and 50% parallel silt, that are tufted into a woven primary backing. The secondary backing consists of an application of heat-activated urethane to permanently lock in fibers. The turf has the appearance of a natural grass field.
A new 37-foot high scoreboard was erected in the northeast corner of the stadium, and with it, a new video board for graphics. New play clocks and goalposts were also included in the renovations. Lights were installed at Brown Field prior to the 2010 season.