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Lockhart Stadium is a stadium located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, on the Atlantic coast. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521. It is a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. It is currently used by Fort Lauderdale High School
Fort Lauderdale High School
school song = sang to the tune of "Flow Gently Sweet Afton" Fort Lauderdale High School is a secondary school located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida serving students in grades 9 through 12...

, Stranahan High School
Stranahan High School
Stranahan High school, is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was officially opened in 1953 as an elementary school. The school is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district....

, Northeast High School
Northeast High School
Northeast High School may refer to:*Northeast High School *Northeast High School — Macon, Georgia*Northeast High School — East Baton Rougle Parish, Louisiana...

 and Dillard High School
Dillard High School
Dillard High School is a historic public high school located in Fort Lauderdale of Broward County, Florida. Dillard is available to all of Broward County. This school was established in 1907...

 for home high school
High school
High school is a term used in parts of the English speaking world to describe institutions which provide all or part of secondary education. The term is often incorporated into the name of such institutions....

 football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

 games, and previously served as the home of the Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public, coeducational, research university located in , United States. The university has six satellite campuses located in the Florida cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, and in Fort...

 football
College football
College football refers to American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities...

 team from 2003 until 2010 (beginning in 2011, the Owls began playing at an on-campus stadium in Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Florida
Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA, incorporated in May 1925. In the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 74,764; the 2006 population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 86,396. However, the majority of the people under the postal address of Boca Raton, about...

). Built in 1959 as an athletic facility for local high schools, it is part of a sports complex that also includes Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Fort Lauderdale Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida next to Lockhart Stadium. Fort Lauderdale Stadium has recently been leased to Traffic Sports USA until June 2011....

.

The stadium has served as home for three pro soccer teams. Currently, it is home to Fort Lauderdale Strikers of North American Soccer League
North American Soccer League (2010)
The North American Soccer League is a professional men's soccer league in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico which began league play on April 9, 2011. It has been provisionally sanctioned as the second tier of soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, behind Major League Soccer in the...

. In the past, Lockhart was the home field for both the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the original North American Soccer League
North American Soccer League
North American Soccer League was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984.-History:...

 as well as Miami Fusion F.C. of Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer is a professional soccer league based in the United States and sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation . The league is composed of 19 teams — 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada...

. DC United's 1998 victory over Vasco da Gama
Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama |Rowing Club]]), usually known as Vasco da Gama or simply Vasco, is a famous and traditional Brazilian multisports club from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, founded on August 21, 1898...

 was also held there. The field is a FIFA-regulation field 75 yards by 116.

The Strikers have suggested they would like to redevelop nearby Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Fort Lauderdale Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida next to Lockhart Stadium. Fort Lauderdale Stadium has recently been leased to Traffic Sports USA until June 2011....

, replacing it with a new soccer stadium.

Lockhart Stadium was host to the 2007 Caribbean Carnival for Broward County, after Miramar turned their request down.http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbcarnival1009nboct09,0,7738165.story?coll=sofla_tab01_layout

Lockhart Stadium also hosted the 2008 and 2009 MLS Combines. Billy Graham
Billy Graham
William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr. is an American evangelical Christian evangelist. As of April 25, 2010, when he met with Barack Obama, Graham has spent personal time with twelve United States Presidents dating back to Harry S. Truman, and is number seven on Gallup's list of admired people for...

's final South Florida crusade took place at the Stadium in 1985.

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