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][3]

The field sits at an elevation of 4,610 feet (1,410 m) above sea level[4] 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.[2] Originally natural grass, synthetic infill FieldTurf was installed in 2000 and replaced in 2010.[5] 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.[6][7]

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.[3] The single-season attendance record for a Wolf Pack team with a losing record (at 149,635 fans) was set in 2013.[3] (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.[8][9] 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.[10][11]

Top 25 Single-Game Attendance Records[edit]

Rank Attendance Opponent Result Date
1. 33,391 (sellout)[3] UNLV Rebels Won, 55-32 October 28, 1995
2. 32,521 (sellout)[12][13] UNLV Rebels Loss, 22-27 October 26, 2013
3. 32,327 (sellout)[14][15] Boise State Broncos Loss, 46-51 October 4, 2014
4. 31,900 (sellout)[3][16][17] UNLV Rebels Loss, 12-16 October 4, 2003
5. 30,712 (sellout)[18][19] Boise State Broncos Won, 34-31 (OT) November 26, 2010
6. 30,420[3] Oregon Ducks Loss, 20-24 September 13, 1997
7. 30,118[3] UNLV Rebels Won, 31-14 September 6, 1997
8. 30,017 (sellout)[20][21] Boise State Broncos Loss, 21-27 December 1, 2012
9. 29,167[3] Oregon State Beavers Loss, 13-28 September 4, 1999
10. 28,809[22][23] California Golden Bears Won, 52-31 September 17, 2010
11. 28,631[3] San Jose State Spartans Won, 46-45 November 6, 1993
12. 28,523[3] Boise State Broncos Won, 38-10 September 11, 1993
13. 27,668 (sellout)[3] Boise State Broncos Won, 17-14 October 26, 1991
14. 27,057[24][25] Boise State Broncos Loss, 34-41 November 22, 2008
15. 27,052[26][27] UC Davis Aggies Won, 36-7 September 7, 2013
16. 26,866[3] UNLV Rebels Won, 49-14 October 2, 1993
17. 26,023[28][29] Washington State Cougars Won, 24-13 September 5, 2014
18. 25,978[30][31] UNLV Rebels Won, 37-0 October 8, 2011
19. 25,804[3] New Mexico State Aggies Won, 35-21 October 24, 1992
20. 25,506[3][32][33] Boise State Broncos Loss, 7-38 November 25, 2006
21. 25,446[3] Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Won, 38-14 September 2, 1995
22. 25,330[3] Boise State Broncos Won, 66-28 October 12, 1996
23. 25,278[34][35] UNLV Rebels Won, 27-20 September 29, 2007
24. 25,256[3][36][37] Southern Utah Thunderbirds Won, 24-23 August 30, 2003
25. 25,112[3] Toledo Rockets Loss, 35-49 September 23, 1995

Top 10 Season Attendance Records (Overall)[3][edit]

Rank Season Overall Attendance # of Home Games Wins-Losses
1. 1991 180,457 (151,019 before playoffs) 9 games (7 season, 2 playoff) 12-1
2. 1993 151,081 6 games 7-4
3. 2013 149,635 6 games 4-8
4. 1997 147,086 6 games 5-6
5. 1995 144,378 6 games 9-3
6. 1990 141,643 9 games (6 season, 3 playoff) 13-2
7. 2012 140,591 6 games 7-6
8. 2010 137,032 7 games 13-1
9. 1986 136,021 10 games (7 season, 3 playoff) 13-1
10. 2003 133,546 6 games 6-6

Note: As of October 12, 2014, the current football season is averaging 25,305 fans per game with a total of 101,218 fans through four of six home games.[38] A decrease in attendance is expected as autumn progresses but 2014 could be the third football season to have at least 20,000 fans in attendance at every home game (1993 and 2013), although multiple seasons are close.[3][38]

Top 10 Season Attendance Records (by Avg. Attendance)[3][edit]

Rank Season Avg. Attendance # of Home Games Overall Attendance Wins-Losses
1. 1993 25,180 6 games 151,081 7-4
2. 2013 24,939 6 games 149,635 4-8
3. 1997 24,514 6 games 147,086 5-6
4. 1995 24,063 6 games 144,378 9-3
5. 2012 23,432 6 games 140,591 7-6
6. 1996 22,904 5 games 114,518 9-3
7. 2003 22,258 6 games 133,546 6-6
8. 1992 22,022 6 games 132,133 7-5
9. 1999 21,458 6 games 128,750 3-8
10. 1998 21,093 5 games 105,467 6-5

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