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Encyclopedia > Stanford Stadium
Stanford Stadium
The Farm
Facility statistics
Location Galvez Street
Stanford, California 94305
Broke ground 1921
Opened 1921
Closed Rebuilt from 2005-2006
Demolished 2005 (for rebuilding)
Owner Stanford University
Operator Stanford University
Surface Grass
Construction cost USD 200,000
(most recent renovation: USD 90 million)
Architect Hoover and Associates (2005-2006 renovation)
Former names
N/A
Tenants
Stanford Cardinal (NCAA) (1921-Present)
Seating capacity
50,000

Stanford Stadium (capacity 50,000 as of 2006) is a stadium on the Stanford University campus. It was built in 1921 and is the present home for Stanford football. Image File history File links Stanford_Stadium. ... Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Santa Clara County, California. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Stanford redirects here. ... Stanford redirects here. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... Stanford redirects here. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-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. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Athens Olympic Stadium A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of a field or stage partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the... Stanford redirects here. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...


Built partly in competition with the University of California, Berkeley to see who could build a football stadium first, Stanford Stadium was built in four months and opened its gates on November 19, 1921. The first game was against California, who defeated Stanford 42-7. Seating capacity was originally 60,000, but subsequent renovations increased it to its maximum capacity of 85,500. The last athletics track was installed in 1978, and was removed after the 2005 football season. The University of California, Berkeley (also known as the University of California at Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Cal, California, or Berkeley) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in 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. ... Typical outdoor red rubber track For the American League baseball team based in Oakland, California see Oakland Athletics. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

An artist's conception of the exterior of the new Stanford Stadium.
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An artist's conception of the exterior of the new Stanford Stadium.

Other high profile events hosted at Stanford Stadium include Super Bowl XIX in 1985 and international soccer matches for the 1984 Summer Olympics, and the 1994 World Cup. Each event resulted in additional changes to the stadium, including a new press box and aluminum bench seating. Image File history File links Stan-stadium-400w. ... Image File history File links Stan-stadium-400w. ... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... The 1994 Football World Cup held in the USA was won by Brazil who beat Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ...


In June 2005, the university Board of Trustees authorized plans for the stadium's extensive renovation that would both reduce its size and bring it up to date with present standards for sporting venues. The capacity of the renovated stadium will be 50,000. Work began literally hours after the Cardinal's last home game of the 2005 football season, a close loss to Notre Dame on November 26. The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Stanford Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (307 words)
Stanford Stadium (capacity 50,000 as of 2006) is a stadium on the Stanford University campus.
Built partly in competition with the University of California, Berkeley to see who could build a football stadium first, Stanford Stadium was built in four months and opened its gates on November 19, 1921.
Other high profile events hosted at Stanford Stadium include Super Bowl XIX in 1985 and international soccer matches for the 1984 Summer Olympics, and the 1994 World Cup.
Stanford, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (566 words)
Stanford is an unincorporated part of Santa Clara County and is adjacent to the city of Palo Alto.
Stanford, California is a valid postal address, and has its own post office and zip codes: 94305 (campus buildings) and 94309 (post-office boxes).
Super Bowl XIX, in 1985, was held at Stanford Stadium.
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