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Encyclopedia > Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
Bobby Bowden Field at
Doak Campbell Stadium
"Doak"

Location Pensacola St & Stadium Dr,
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Opened October 7, 1950
Owner Florida State University
Operator Florida State University
Surface 419 Tiftway Bermuda Grass
Former names Doak Campbell Stadium (1950-2004)
Tenants
Florida State Seminoles (NCAA) (1947-Present)
  • (All-time Home Record: 238-74-4 (.758))
Capacity
82,300

Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium is the football stadium on the campus of the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. It is the home venue for the university's football team, nicknamed the Seminoles . The stadium was named for Doak S. Campbell, the president of the university at the time of its construction, and the field was named for legendary head football coach Bobby Bowden. The stadium is part of the University Center complex, a mixed-use facility encompassing university office space, university classrooms, the university's Visitor's Center, souvenir store, The University Center Club, as well as skyboxes and press boxes for use during football games. Following the latest expansion in 2003, the stadium has a seating capacity of 82,300. On November 20, 2004 in accordance with an act of state legislation, the stadium and field were renamed Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. The stadium is also home to the famed War Chant, which began during a 1984 home game against Auburn. The Atlanta Braves' use a similar version which they have colloquialized as the "Tomahawk Chop" and became popular with that team's success in the 1990s, but contrary to popular theory of baseball fans, the tradition started in Doak S. Campbell at Seminole home football games and was copied by the Braves, not the other way around (Atlanta is one of the closest large metropolitan areas to Tallahassee, about a 4 hour drive away, and has a sizeable contingent of Florida State University alumni). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 775 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ... 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History

The stadium, named after former Florida State President Doak S. Campbell, hosted its first game against the Randolph-Macon College Yellowjackets on October 7, 1950 with the Seminoles winning the game 40-7. At that time the facility had a seating capacity of 15,000. Florida State first began play at Centennial Field during the team's inaugural 1947 season and would continue to play there for the following two years (1948 and 1949). The stadium has expanded numerous times; from 15,000 seats to 19,000 in 1954, to 25,000 in 1961 and to 40,500 between the years 1960 and 1970. Since that time, the stadium has expanded to almost 83,000, largely in part to the success of the football team under head coach Bobby Bowden coupled with the ever growing student body. It now is the largest football stadium in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Aesthetically, a brick facade surrounding the stadium matches the architectural design of most of the buildings on the university's campus. In addition to the obvious recreational uses, The University Center surrounds the stadium and houses many of the university's offices. The field was officially named Bobby Bowden field on November 20, 2004 - which was the day of the annual Florida/Florida State football game. On this memorial day, however, the Gators, led by Ron Zook, defeated Florida State 20-13, the first time the Gators defeated the Seminoles in Tallahassee in recent history. For the former womens college, see Randolph College. ... Yellowjacket or yellow-jacket is the common name in North America for wasps of the genera Vespula and Dolichovespula. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the current head college football coach of the Florida State University Seminoles. ... For other uses, see Brick (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see facade (disambiguation). ...


Statues and Stained Glass

Unconquered

"Unconquered"


A 19 foot (5.8 m) tall bronze sculpture by Fritz White depicting Chief Osceola and Renegade. A tradition was immediately put in place whereby at sunset, on the night before home football games, as the Marching Chiefs play, Osceola's spear was set aflame as students, alumni, and fans gather around the statue to show their support. The flame was later extinguished at sunrise on the morning following the game. As of March, 2006, the university decided to light the spear for several reasons, including: selection into the NCAA basketball tournament, "National Player of the Year" awards for any sport, conference championships, graduations and convocations, etc.[1] A small inscription near the base of the statue reads: "This statue does not depict any particular person or event. Rather, it symbolically portrays the unconquered spirit of the Seminole people of the 19th century and the timeless legacy of that spirit that continues to burn bright into the future.". The statue was unveiled at the Williams Family Plaza on October 10, 2003, and "Unconquered" was engraved in its stone pedestal on September 2, 2005.
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Sportsmanship

"Sportsmanship"


A bronze sculpture by Edward Jonas, is a 15-foot (4.6 m) tall statue depicting a standing football player extending his arm to help pick up a fallen rival on the field. In 2002 the statue was selected by the National Sculpture Society to be showcased in its special exhibit "Sports Sculpture". A one-quarter life size scale model represented the sculpture in the New York exhibition. The statue is located at the Al D. Strum Plaza.

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Bobby Bowden sculpture

The bronze likeness of Bobby Bowden.


A 9 foot (2.7 m) tall bronze statue of head football coach Bobby Bowden, created by W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor, was unveiled outside of the Coyle E. Moore Athletic Center on September 25, 2004 and was dedicated along with the Les and Ruth Akers Plaza.


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Stained glass window

A three-story, stained-glass window commemorating the naming of the field was unveiled on November 20, 2004, the day of the annual Florida State/Florida game. The window depicts Bowden overlooking the field among a sea of fans in the stands. The 30-by-20-foot window was installed over the entrance of the Moore Athletic Center. Created by Florida State artist Robert Bischoff, his wife, JoAnn, and 12 Florida State students in the Master Craftsman Program, the window is among the five largest stained glass windows in the United States. Strictly speaking, stained glass is glass that has been painted with silver stain and then fired. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ...


Seminole Family in Bronze

This new addition to the outside of the stadium was unveiled on Friday, October 20, 2006. The statue was designed by Brad Cooley, Sr. and Brad Cooley, Jr. of Lamont, Florida. Known as "Seminole Family in Bronze", the statue shows what may have been a typical Seminole family around the time of the Seminole Wars in the 1800s. [2] is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lamont is a town in Jefferson County, Florida, United States. ... Combatants United States Seminole Commanders Andrew Jackson Osceola The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three wars or conflicts in Florida between various groups of Indians collectively known as Seminoles and the United States. ...


Stadium by the numbers

Stadium capacities

Years Capacity
1950-1953 15,000
1954-1960 19,000
1961-1963 25,000
1964-1977 40,500
1978-1979 47,413
1980-1981 51,094
1982-1984 55,246
1985-1991 60,519
1992 70,123
1993 72,589
1995 77,500
1996-2001 80,000
2001-2002 82,000
2003- 82,300

Top 10 single season home attendances

No. Year Games Total Average
1. 2003 6 498,895 83,149
2. 2004 6 497,047 82,841
3. 2002 6 490,598 81,766
4. 2001 6 488,645 81,441
5. 2000 6 484,985 80,830
6. 1998 6 482,941 80,490
7. 1999 6 472,350 78,725
8. 1996 6 465,200 77,533
9. 1994 5 382,663 76,533
10. 1995 6 447,950 74,658

Stadium's top 10 crowds

No. Attendance Year Opponent
1. 84,347 2005 University of Miami
2. 84,336 2003 University of Miami
3. 84,223 2004 University of Florida
4. 84,155 2004 University of Virginia
5. 84,106 2002 University of Notre Dame
6. 83,938 2002 University of Florida
7. 83,854 2003 North Carolina State University
8. 83,717 2005 Syracuse University
9. 83,538 2004 Clemson University
10. 83,510 2006 Clemson University

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Bobby Bowden is the head football coach at Florida State University, where he has been since 1976.
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Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium is the football stadium on the campus of the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
The stadium was named for Doak S. Campbell, a past president of the university and the field was named for head football coach Bobby Bowden.
The stadium is part of the University Center complex, a mixed-use facility encompassing university office space, university classrooms, a food court, souvenir store, The University Center Club, as well as skyboxes and press boxes for use during football games.
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