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Encyclopedia > Harvard Stadium
Harvard Stadium
Facility statistics
Location Allston, Massachusetts
Broke ground 1903
Opened 1903
Closed Open
Demolished N/A
Owner Harvard University
Operator Harvard University
Surface Grass
Construction cost $310,000 USD
Architect
Former names
N/A
Tenants
Harvard Crimson (NCAA) (1903-Present)
Boston Patriots (NFL) (1970)
Seating capacity
30,898

Harvard Stadium is a football stadium in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Built in 1903, the stadium seats 30,898. The stadium sat up to 57,166 in the past, as temporary steel stands stood in the north end zone until 1951. Completed in just four and a half months, the structure cost $310,000. It is the home of the football team of Harvard University, and hosted its track and field teams until 1984. It was also the home of the Boston Patriots during the 1970 season. Soccer matches also took place at the stadium during the 1984 Summer Olympics. Harvard Stadium. ... Allston is a diverse neighborhood in the city of Boston, Massachusetts with a population which includes Boston natives, students from neighboring Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard and various ethnic groups such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Brazilian, and Irish. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... USD redirects here. ... The Harvard Crimson, of Harvard University, is the United States oldest continuously published daily college newspaper. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Olympia Stadium: start and finish lines visible, defining the length of one stadium (in this case 192. ... Allston is a diverse neighborhood in the city of Boston, Massachusetts with a population which includes Boston natives, students from neighboring Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard and various ethnic groups such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Brazilian, and Irish. ... City nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick League Championships (3) Super Bowl: 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004 Division Championships (8) AFL East... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, United States. ...


Harvard Stadium was the first permanent stadium for American intercollegiate athletics. When colleges were discussing how to make the game of football less bloody, Harvard Stadium's permanence ensured that the field would not be widened so as to spread out the game and lessen the danger. Instead, the forward pass was legalized. The stadium was also the first massive reinforced concrete structure in the world. Indeed, many were sure at the time of construction that the stadium would not survive the winter. It has survived over a hundred winters so far.


Although the bulk of Harvard's campus is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the stadium and some other athletic facilities, along with Harvard Business School, lie in Allston. Cambridge City Hall Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... Harvard Business School Harvard Business School (HBS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University, and is one of the worlds leading management schools. ...

Football Stadiums of the Ivy League

Brown Stadium (Brown) | Franklin Field (Penn) | Harvard Stadium (Harvard) | Memorial Field (Dartmouth) |
Princeton Stadium (Princeton) | Schoellkopf Field (Cornell) | Wien Stadium (Columbia) | Yale Bowl (Yale) | The Ivy League is an athletic conference, founded in 1954, of eight institutions of higher education located in the eastern United States. ... Brown Stadium is a football stadium located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Franklin Field is the University of Pennsylvanias football stadium. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the nickname used by the university itself; UPenn is also common) is a private, nonsectarian, research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Memorial Field is a football stadium located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. It is the home of Dartmouth Colleges Big Green football and outdoor track teams. ... Dartmouth College is a small private university in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Princeton University Stadium is a stadium in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. ... Cornellians cheer on the Big Red in 1919 Schoellkopf Field is a 25,597-capacity stadium at Cornell University that opened in 1915 and is used for the Big Red football, lacrosse and field hockey teams. ... Cornell University is a research university based in Ithaca, New York. ... Lawrence A. Wien Stadium is a stadium in Manhattan, New York. ... The Yale Bowl is a football stadium in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
A beaming Harvard embraces the Cannons - The Boston Globe (319 words)
A beaming Harvard embraces the Cannons - The Boston Globe
Built in 1903, the stadium is the oldest in the United States.
Harvard Stadium will be the Cannons' third venue since the team began play in 2001.
Boston Cannons (825 words)
Harvard Stadium was constructed in 1903 and hosted its first game Nov. 14 of that year.
With a seating capacity of 30,898, Harvard Stadium is praised for its outstanding sightlines.
The Stadium was upgraded in 2006 with the addition of a FieldTurf playing surface, permanent lighting and a removable all-weather bubble which allows for use of the facility throughout the calendar year.
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