Delmar Stadium

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Delmar Stadium
Full name James M. Delmar Stadium
Location 2020 Mangum Road
Houston, Texas 77092
Owner Houston Independent School District
Operator Houston Independent School District
Capacity 12,000
Surface grass
Opened 1957
Tenants
Houston Independent School District (1957-present)
Minnesota Vikings (Practice Field) Super Bowl VIII (NFL) (1974)
Texas Southern University (SWAC) (2008) & (2011)
Space City Classic (2010-present)

Delmar Stadium is a 12,000-seat stadium located at 1900 Mangum Road in Houston, Texas, USA. It is primarily used for American football games of HISD schools. The Delmar Stadium complex includes a 5,400-seat basketball arena, Delmar Fieldhouse, a 6,000-seat football/soccer/track venue, Dyer Stadium, a 3,000-seat football/soccer field, Delmar Jr. Field, and a 1,500-seat baseball stadium, Absher Field.[1]

In 1974, the Minnesota Vikings used Delmar Stadium as their practice facility in preparation for Super Bowl VIII, which was played at Rice Stadium.

Delmar was also the primary home field of the Texas Southern University Tigers football team in 2008, following Hurricane Ike. Texas Southern played three games there during the 2008 season, including a rivalry game against Grambling State University on November 20.[2]

On March 13, 2010, Delmar Stadium hosted the third annual Space City Classic high school senior all-star football game.[3] Organizers intend to keep the Space City Classic at Delmar in the future.[4]

On July 22, 2011, Trae Day, in honor of rapper Trae Tha Truth, was hosted for its 4th year.[5]

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  1. ^ Houston ISD Athletic Complexes
  2. ^ Texas Southern University football schedule
  3. ^ Houston Chronicle, March 5, 2010
  4. ^ Space City Classic Website
  5. ^ "Trae Tha Truth Preps Fourth Annual ‘Trae Day’ At Houston’s Delmar Stadium". 

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Coordinates: 29°48′13″N 95°27′22″W / 29.80361°N 95.45611°W / 29.80361; -95.45611