Richardson Stadium at Queen’s gets $5-million gift

April 24, 2014

Queen’s University has received a $5-million donation from the Richardson Foundation towards the revitalization of the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Stadium. The original stadium was built in 1920 through a gift from James Armstrong Richardson; the stadium was named for his younger brother, who died during WWI. “The histories of Queen’s, Kingston and the Richardson family are closely intertwined and I am sincerely thankful that the Richardsons have decided to continue that legacy through this remarkable gift,” says Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf. Renovating the Richardson Stadium is a $25-million priority within the $500-million Initiative Campaign that Queen’s launched in 2012. The $5-million gift from the Richardson family follows a $10-million donation from Queen’s alumnus and University of Guelph football coach Stu Lang. Queen’s News