Considered one of the toughest places for opponents to play in collegiate rugby, South Field consistently ranks among the top in attendance for men’s rugby. In the spring of 2009, the men’s rugby team defeated the University of Utah in front of a standing-room-only 3,953 fans, the largest crowd in BYU Rugby history.
Located just south of the Smith Fieldhouse, South Field boasts one of the best-maintained grass playing surfaces in the country. In fact, the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team chose South Field as its practice field in preparation for the 2005 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica and the IRB has chosen South Field to host the 2012 Junior World Trophy Championships.
South Stadium is also equipped with state-of-the-art field lights, making night games a favorite among fans. In addition, the Wasatch Mountains serve as a scenic backdrop for the dedicated fans.
This popular facility recently went under renovations in March 2008. The renovation project was completed August 2008. The South Field now features a permanent grandstand of 20 rows that will accommodate 2,140 spectators in chair and bench-back seating. The grandstand is 26 feet high, 216 feet across and 65 feet deep. The complex also features a new entrance and is pre-wired to allow HD television production for broadcast events.