Hansen Stadium

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Coordinates: 37°05′58″N 113°34′02″W / 37.09944°N 113.56722°W / 37.09944; -113.56722 Hansen Stadium is a stadium in St. George, Utah.[1] It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the Dixie State College of Utah. The stadium holds 10,003 people. In 2002 and 2003, it hosted the Paradise Bowl which was a post season college football all-star game.

MLS soccer club Real Salt Lake played their first match at Hansen Stadium on March 29, 2007 versus the BYU soccer club which actually plays as a minor league club and not in the college sports system. The belief is that Hansen Stadium will become the Southern Utah "home" stadium for RSL when visiting the area and practicing in warm weather environments in pre-season.

Bands of America currently holds the St. George, Utah Regional Championship at Hansen Stadium. The competition was moved from Las Vegas, Nevada and the UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium to St. George in 2009, with the American Fork Marching Band winning the first competition there. It will be held in St. George again in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah's semipro teams flourishing". Deseret News. October 1, 2004.