The stadium opened in 1887, on part of the land on the southeast corner of 24th Street and Speedway. At its peak of activity, the facility held 20,000 spectators. In 1904 it was named after former University of Texas regent, James Benjamin Clark. Memorial Stadium was built a couple of blocks east and south of Clark Field. Following the 1927 season, the university decided to develop the land and construct the Engineering Building, Taylor Hall, on the site of the field, and the baseball team moved a short distance east to the new version of Clark Field.