Mackay Stadium

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Mackay Stadium
Location 17th St. & E. Stadium Way
Reno, Nevada
 United States
Coordinates 39°32′49″N 119°49′3″W / 39.54694°N 119.81750°W / 39.54694; -119.81750Coordinates: 39°32′49″N 119°49′3″W / 39.54694°N 119.81750°W / 39.54694; -119.81750
Owner University of Nevada
Operator University of Nevada
Capacity 30,000 (2013-present)
29,993 (2006-2012)
31,545 (1992-2005)
26,000 (1991)
20,000 (1990)
15,000 (1985-1989)
12,000 (1978-1984)
7,500 (1966-1977)
Surface Field Turf (2000-present)
Natural grass (1966–1999)
Construction
Broke ground 1965
Opened October 1, 1966
Expanded 1978, 1990-1992, 2006
Construction cost $6.5 million (expansions)
Architect Worth Group Architects (expansions)
Tenants
Nevada Wolf Pack NCAA (1966–present)

Mackay Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Reno, Nevada, on the campus of the University of Nevada. It is the university's venue for football and women's soccer for the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference.

Located on the northern portion of campus, at 17th Street & East Stadium Way, the stadium opened in 1966 with a seating capacity of 7,500. It replaced the original Mackay Stadium, formerly located in the bowl containing Hilliard Plaza, the Mack Social Sciences building, and the Reynolds School of Journalism. Both stadiums were named for Clarence Mackay, a university benefactor in the early years of the school. After several expansions, Mackay Stadium currently seats 30,000.[1][2]

The field sits at an elevation of 4,610 feet (1,410 m) above sea level[3] and runs in a NW to SE configuration, with the press box on the southwest sideline. Permanent lighting was installed in 2003 to allow the option of night games.[1] Originally natural grass, synthetic infill FieldTurf was installed in 2000 and replaced in 2010.[4] In 2013, the playing surface at Mackay Stadium was named Chris Ault Field in honor of the former Wolf Pack head coach, College Football Hall of Famer, creator of the Pistol offense in 2005, and for his contributions to Wolf Pack football.[5][6]

The Wolf Pack football single-season attendance record was set in 1991 with a total of 180,457 fans over nine home games, including playoffs; and the regular-season attendance record was set at 151,081 fans in 1993.[2][7] The 1993 and 2013 seasons are the only football seasons to have at least 20,000 fans in attendance at every home game, although multiple seasons are close.[2][7][8] In addition, 2013 holds the single-season attendance record for a Wolf Pack team with a losing record (at 149,635 fans).[8] (Also see NCAA records set at Mackay Stadium and Notable games at Mackay Stadium.)

The home-game attendance record at Mackay Stadium for the Nevada women's soccer team is 1,007 fans on September 23, 2012 as the Wolf Pack lost 0-3 to the California Golden Bears.[9][10] However, the women's soccer team hosted a home game at the Moana Sports Complex in Reno on September 15, 2013 with a record of 1,050 fans in attendance, where the Wolf Pack beat the Sacramento State Hornets, 3-2.[11][12]

Top 25 Attendance Records[edit]

# Attendance Opponent Result Date
1 33,391 (sellout)[2][7] UNLV Rebels Won, 55-32 October 28, 1995
2 32,521 (sellout)[13][14] UNLV Rebels Loss, 22-27 October 26, 2013
3 31,900 (sellout)[2][7][15][16] UNLV Rebels Loss, 12-16 October 4, 2003
4 30,712 (sellout)[17][18] Boise State Broncos Won, 34-31 (OT) November 26, 2010
5 30,420[2][7] Oregon Ducks Loss, 20-24 September 13, 1997
6 30,118[2][7] UNLV Rebels Won, 31-14 September 6, 1997
7 30,017 (sellout)[19][20] Boise State Broncos Loss, 21-27 December 1, 2012
8 29,167[2][7] Oregon State Beavers Loss, 13-28 September 4, 1999
9 28,809[21][22] California Golden Bears Won, 52-31 September 17, 2010
10 28,631[2][7] San Jose State Spartans Won, 46-45 November 6, 1993
11 28,523[2][7] Boise State Broncos Won, 38-10 September 11, 1993
12 27,668 (sellout)[2][7] Boise State Broncos Won, 17-14 October 26, 1991
13 27,057[23][24] Boise State Broncos Loss, 34-41 November 22, 2008
14 27,052[25][26] UC Davis Aggies Won, 36-7 September 7, 2013
15 26,866[2][7] UNLV Rebels Won, 49-14 October 2, 1993
16 25,978[27][28] UNLV Rebels Won, 37-0 October 8, 2011
17 25,804[2][7] New Mexico State Aggies Won, 35-21 October 24, 1992
18 25,506[2][7][29][30] Boise State Broncos Loss, 7-38 November 25, 2006
19 25,446[2][7] Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Won, 38-14 September 2, 1995
20 25,330[2][7] Boise State Broncos Won, 66-28 October 12, 1996
21 25,278[31][32] UNLV Rebels Won, 27-20 September 29, 2007
22 25,256[2][7][33][34] Southern Utah Thunderbirds Won, 24-23 August 30, 2003
23 25,112[2][7] Toledo Rockets Loss, 35-49 September 23, 1995
24 24,545[35][36] Air Force Falcons Won, 45-42 September 28, 2013
25 24,453[37][38] Texas Tech Red Raiders Loss, 19-35 September 6, 2008

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