Eaton Field at Itawamba Community College continues to be one of Mississippi’s most beautiful and electrifying arenas for college football.
It joins the Davis Event Center (basketball), Cresap Field (baseball), Partlow/Johnson Courts (tennis) and the soccer and softball complexes to give ICC one of the finest athletic facilities for a community college, not only in Mississippi, but in the entire southeastern United States.
Eaton Field, which was dedicated in September 2011 in honor of legendary ICC coach Mike Eaton, who has been inducted into the NJCAA, MJCAA and ICC Athletic Halls of Fame, features a tifway 419 hybrid Bermuda grass from Clifton, Georgia, making it one of the finest playing surfaces in the south. A grounds crew, supervised by ICC athletic fields’ supervisor Kirk Sheffield, is responsible for the field maintenance of the stadium.
The locker rooms and coaching offices are located in the football fieldhouse, which is just beyond the southeast section of the stadium. There is also a state-of-the art weight room inside the fieldhouse, featuring 10 power rack systems (unheard of in the community college ranks), a complete dumbbell set and several other pieces of strength equipment.