Dornblaser Field

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University of Montana
Dornblaser Field
Full name Dornblaser Field
Location Higgins & South Streets - II
Missoula, Montana
 United States
Owner University of Montana
Capacity 12,500
Surface natural grass
Opened 1968 - II
1912 - I
Closed 1986 - II (football)
1967 - I
Tenants
Montana Grizzlies football
(1968-1986) - II
(1912-1967) - I

Dornblaser Field is the name of two stadiums in Missoula, Montana, former home fields of the Montana Grizzlies football teams. The first ivy-covered stone venue opened in 1912 on campus at the base of Mount Sentinel; it hosted the Griz until an off-campus stadium opened in 1968, a "temporary" stadium which held 12,500 spectators in steel and wood bleachers. The second stadium was replaced for football when Washington-Grizzly Stadium opened in October 1986, back on campus. Recently renovated, Dornblaser Field continues as the home venue for the Grizzlies' track and field teams. Both stadiums were named for Paul Dornblaser, a captain of the football team in 1912 who was killed in World War I. The first stadium is now the location of the Mansfield Library.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Spokane Spokesman-Review - article on second Dornblaser Field - 1986-10-06 - p. C-2
  2. ^ University of Montana - Mansfield Library - history

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