Carroll Field

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Baylor University in 1892. Carroll Field was located alongside Waco Creek and adjacent to Old Main.

Carroll Field was owned by Baylor University; the Baylor Bears football program played games there from 1906 to 1925, and from 1930 to 1935.[1] Following the construction of the Carroll Science Building in 1902, the field was located between the building and Waco Creek; the field took over as the location of football games from an unnamed field adjacent to and northwest of Old Main.[2] From 1926 to 1929, Baylor football games were played at the Cotton Palace in Waco. In 1940, groundbreaking began for Baylor University's Student Union Building on the location of Carroll Field,[3] but since 1935, the new Waco Stadium had hosted Baylor football games.

During Thanksgiving Day 1909, Carroll Field was the location of Baylor's first Homecoming football game; the 5,000 attendees to the football game paid US$1 each and, at the time, the crowd was known as the largest ever[clarification needed]. In the football game, Baylor defeated Texas Christian University, who had shut out Baylor in their last two games, 6–3.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Floyd Casey Stadium". Baylor Athletics (Baylor University). Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  2. ^ "The Baylor University Annual Published by the Senior Class of Ninety-Six at Waco, Texas". The Texas Collection (Baylor University). 1996. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  3. ^ Kent Keeth. "Student Union Building History". Looking Back at Baylor, The Baylor Line (Texas Collection). Baylor University. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ Mendez, Elizabeth (2004-10-22). "1909 brought new event to campus: homecoming". The Baylor Lariat. Retrieved 2009-09-20.