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Encyclopedia > Sun Bowl Stadium
The Sun Bowl
Location Sun Bowl Dr
El Paso, TX 79968
Broke ground 1963
Opened September 21, 1963
Owner University of Texas El Paso
Operator University of Texas El Paso
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost $275,000 (approximate, original)
Home of
Texas-Western Miners (football) (1963-present)
Brut Sun Bowl Game (1964-Present)
El Paso Patriots (1989-2001)
Texas vs. The Nation Game (2007-present)
Capacity
51,500

Sun Bowl Stadium is an on-campus football stadium at the University of Texas at El Paso. It is home to the UTEP Miners football team, as well as the Brut Sun Bowl game, held annually on the afternoon of New Year's Eve. The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The El Paso Patriots are a USL Premier Development League team located in El Paso, Texas. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Texas vs. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... The quality of this article or section may be compromised by peacock terms. You can help Wikipedia by removing peacock terms. ...


The stadium, named for the game it hosts, was opened in September of 1963 with a win against North Texas State. The opening play was a 54-yard touchdown run by Larry Durham of the Miners. The land the stadium sits on was originally donated by the university to the city of El Paso, who built the stadium for the school and the Sun Bowl game. Both had previously used Kidd Field, the school's current track and field stadium, which only seats 15,000. The city had realized that the game could not expand its audience or the list of teams that it could invite without a bigger stadium, so the Sun Bowl was built in a natural bowl lying to the west of the old stadium. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The University of North Texas (informally UNT or North Texas) is a public university located in Denton, Texas. ... A panoramic view of El Paso, Texas from the north. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... Kidd Field is an athletic facility used primarily by UTEP in El Paso, TX. Contstructed for its then-primary use as a football field in 1938, it was the site of the Sun Bowl until 1963 when Sun Bowl Stadium opened. ...


It originally sat 30,000, with only the sideline stands. The current press box was added in 1969, and the stadium reached the current capacity in 1982 with the addition of the north endzone stands and the expansion of the east stands. (The south endzone is still vacant, with the ground of the bowl covered with the school's logos.) The school retook control of the land and stadium in 2001.


The stadium holds the unusual distinction of being the closest major American stadium to a foreign country, sitting less than half a mile from the Rio Grande and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Río Bravo redirects here. ... Misi n de Nuestra Se ora de Guadalupe Ciudad Ju rez (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, USA. It is the major port of entry and transportation center of north central Mexico and the fifth largest city...


For a short time before moving to Dudley Field, it was the home to PDL franchise, the El Paso Patriots. They now play at Patriot Stadium. Dudley Field was the home of several El Paso baseball teams since its construction in 1924. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... The El Paso Patriots are a USL Premier Development League team located in El Paso, Texas. ... Patriot Stadium located in El Paso, Texas, is a brand new soccer-specific stadium. ...


Starting in 2007, the stadium will host the Texas vs. The Nation all star college football game, scheduled for February 2. The Texas vs. ...


External link

  • The Sun Bowl at UTEPAthletics.com

Coordinates: 31°46′24.0″N, 106°30′28.6″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sun Bowl Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
Sun Bowl Stadium is an on campus football stadium at UTEP.
The land the stadium sits on was originally donated by the university to the city of El Paso, who built the stadium for the school and Sun Bowl game.
The school retook control of the land and stadium in 2001.
Sun Bowl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
Sun Bowl is an annual college football game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas.
The first three were played at El Paso High School Stadium (1936-38), then switched to Kidd Field until the present stadium was ready in 1963.
The game was called the John Hancock Bowl from 1989 to 1993 and is currently sponsored by Vitalis and is officially called the Vitalis Sun Bowl.
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