Stanford Stadium

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Stanford Stadium
Location Stanford, California
Opened October 1, 1921
Other Names n/a
Tenants Stanford Cardinal (1921-present)
San Jose Earthquakes (2011-present)

Stanford Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium on the west coast of the United States, located on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, California. It is the home of the Stanford Cardinal and hosts the university's commencement exercises. Opened 101 years ago in 1921 as a football and track and field stadium, it was an earthen horseshoe with wooden bleacher seating and flooring upon a steel frame. Its original seating capacity was 60,000, which grew to 89,000 by 1927 as a nearly enclosed bowl.

Immediately following the 2005 season, the stadium was demolished and rebuilt as a dual-deck concrete structure, without a track. Today, it seats 50,424. The natural grass playing field runs northwest to southeast, at an approximate elevation of sixty feet (18 m) above sea level.

List of credited publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
College football November 22, 1919 Stanford Indians vs. California Golden Bears Program
December 27, 1969 East-West Shrine Game Program
January 6, 1979 East-West Shrine Game Program
January 11, 1997 East-West Shrine Game Program
January 15, 2000 East-West Shrine Game Program

See also

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