Robinson Stadium was completed in the summer of 1999 and used for the first time during the fall semester. The stadium includes an all-weather track and the field is designed for both football and soccer. The stadium provides grandstand seating for 5,400. The stadium was one part of a larger $22 million physical education facilities project at PCC.
Jackie Robinson excelled in athletics at Pasadena Junior College, lettering in four sports. He still holds three records at the college. In 1945 Jackie was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and in 1947 joined the major league team and broke the "color barrier" in professional baseball. Jackie passed away in 1972 after a successful career in baseball and as a leader in the civil rights movement.
Brother Mack Robinson lived in Pasadena and also had a distinguished athletic career at Pasadena Junior College. He competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, winning the silver medal in the 200 meter run finishing just behind Jesse Owens. He set several national records in track events.